I was here a couple of years ago in the dead of winter and it was an entirely different scene—blustery and snowy. It was absolutely beautiful. The Marblehead Lighthouse is still one of my favorites. It is just plain sweet but I have to admit that I liked it better under the canopy of winter.

This time we were able to walk to the top and view Lake Erie.

They were able to save their Fresnel lens and it’s on display in the lighthouse keeper’s house. An electrical beacon is now used to guide ships away from the shoreline.

The lighthouse keeper would have walked up these steps and pulled a lantern out of this cabinet. A few steps more and he would be on the top of Lake Erie.

Here’s the back of the keeper’s house. Who knows why I took this photo—probably because I thought the fence with the flowers was sweet and simple.