Historic Ohio lighthouse a step closer to Port Clinton waterfront

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PORT CLINTON, Ohio — A historic lighthouse is one step closer to a northern Ohio city’s waterfront after a city council approved an agreement allowing the move.

The Port Clinton Lighthouse was built in 1896 on the west pier of the Portage River. It was decommissioned in the 1950s.

Brand’s Marina bought the lighthouse in 1985, and owner, Darrel Brand, will sign ownership over to the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy.

The Sandusky Register reports Port Clinton city council unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday night to bring the lighthouse to the waterfront.

The city now must work with the state to sub-lease a piece of land that will tentatively be used for the lighthouse. The land was leased from the state to the city after the conservancy obtained a submerged land lease.