Handcrafted from the finest materials to ensure long lasting durability, our Vermillion Wooden Lighthouses are made from a top quality signboard plywood and hand painted with your choice of 12 designer colors in an exterior paint. All of our Wooden Lighthouses come with a standard 25 watt bulb or you may choose to upgrade to any of the lighting options listed below. We also offer an optional base to help increase the size of your lighthouse. They are built to endure all types of weather conditions and are a great way to beautify your landscape by covering well casings, sewer pipes, or anything else in your yard. Our Vermillion Wooden Lighthouses are very appealing to the eye and a great addition to your lawn or garden. You are sure to get many compliments!
History of the Vermillion Lighthouse:
The Vermilion Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio, USA. It is situated on the grounds of the Inland Seas Maritime Museum near the mouth of the Vermilion River. Erected on 23 October 1991 and dedicated on 6 June 1992, the lighthouse is illuminated by a 200 watt incandescent light bulb with a 5th order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse's United States Coast Guard-mandated light color is steady red. The current lighthouse is a 34 foot (10.4 meters) replica of the previous Vermilion Lighthouse that had been removed in 1929. Following a multi-year fundraising campaign headed by local historian Theodore Wakefield, the replica was built by the Great Lakes Historical Society using $55,000 in public contributions. Designed by architect Robert Lee Tracht of Huron, Ohio, groundbreaking for the lighthouse occurred on 24 July 1991.