Can You Help

To Our Friends of the Lorain Lighthouse, Last year was a bit stressful for us, to say the least!  “Your boat is sinking” are words no one should ever hear, and it was quite distressing for the volunteers and Board Members to receive that call last April.  The unrelenting issues with the 20-year-old work boat caused many delays and complications to our tour season,… Read more →

Thank You for Your Donations

Lorain Lighthouse Donations This list is our way of thanking individuals, families, organizations and businesses for their monetary donations, material donations or other gifts to the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation.  Thanks to donors like these, the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation is able to cover the expenses for the continued operation and capital improvements of the Lorain Lighthouse and to our endowment fund… Read more →

Snow Globe & Snow Frame

NEW GIFT SHOP ITEMS We have added a snow globe with white snowflakes, double sided image (one winter & one summer), 7” tall with black base, poly-resin & plastic, no lights. Cost is $30. Also added a 5” x 7’ plastic snow frame with 2 photos, summer photo on back and a winter photo on the front with white and… Read more →

New Lighthouse Ornament for 2023

The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation has commissioned ChemArt Company of Lincoln Rhode Island (a U.S. Company) to design a Lighthouse ornament for the 2023 Christmas season. Beacon Design by ChemArt creates custom keepsake ornaments made 100% in the USA from solid brass in a variety of finishes. This year’s ornament is a 2 dimensional-shaped ornament with the Lighthouse and the pilot… Read more →

Lorain Lighthouse Closed

The Lorain Lighthouse is CLOSED for the winter.  Thank you to all who visited our Historic Lighthouse in 2023 – we appreciate your interest and continued support. There are no more events scheduled at the Lighthouse for the remainder of the year.  Tours and sunset dinners will resume next year starting in June – please see our website in April… Read more →

Lorain Lighthouse voted 2023 “Best” Lake Erie Lighthouse

For the 10th year in a row, the Lorain Lighthouse again won the honor of the BEST lighthouse on Lake Erie, as voted by the readers of Lake Erie magazine. Please extend a thank you to all your friends that voted for “The Jewel” again this year.  Read more →

New Merchandise from Anne Cate Collection

The Lorain Lighthouse has purchased new merchandise for 2022 from the Anne Cate Collection. Anne Cate is a Made in America (Cleveland, Ohio) accessories brand and manufacturer specializing in skyline silhouette purses and other simplistic accessories. Her products tell a story, a story that is unique to each design. The Lighthouse merchandise features 3 Lorain skyline landmarks – the Lorain… Read more →

Gift Certificates Now Available

Give a Lighthouse Gift Certificate for birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasion!!! The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation has gift certificates available for purchase for our Lighthouse “Sunset” Dinners and Lighthouse Tours. To purchase a Sunset Wine Dinner gift certificate, call Ron at 440-752-8955. To purchase Lighthouse Tour gift certificate, call Ron at 440-752-8955. All major credit cards accepted. Read more →

Lighthouse Special Events & Tours

Any person and/or group may schedule a private special event (wedding, anniversary or special occasion) at the Lighthouse. All private special events will be required to submit a Special Event Application – 2023 to the Lighthouse Foundation for review.  Rental fees are outlined on the application. Read more →

Donate to the Lorain Lighthouse Foundation

The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, Inc., an IRC section 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit, charitable foundation, was created in 1989 and incorporated on December 26, 1989 under the laws of the State of Ohio and commenced operations on January 1, 1990, to spearhead the preservation of the Lorain Lighthouse. It was also established to maintain the history and integrity of Lorain’s Waterfront. … Read more →