Erie has at least three different lighthouses. Two of them are located on the Presque Isle State Park and one is more like an observation tower is near the convention center.
This one is located on the north side of the Isle. It was build in 1872 and positioned a few hundred feet away from the shore.
Probably the most practical lighthouse is located on the east tip of the Presque Isle State Park, right at the entrance into the Presque Isle Bay. All water traffic in and out from the Bay has to path by it and I’m sure it is very handy at night. During the day a lot of fisherman trying their luck here as well. Right now you can keep one fish, if it over 20”. Water around here is fairly clean and you can actually see big fish swimming around.
Observation tower and lighthouse on the Presque Isle Bay in Erie is home to large parking lot and surrounded by many bars and restaurants. A lot of folks gravitate here in the evenings.