TOLEDO LIGHTHOUSE MY WINDOW/MY STEP CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
This is a capital campaign to have naming rights to the risers on the steps. If there is no riser, the step number and name will be placed near the stairway where the steps are located. ‘My Toledo Lighthouse Step’ cost for steps between the first and second floor is $700 each. The cost for the second to third floor is $600 each. Circular tower steps (two floors) are $500 each, cellar and annex steps are $350 each. There is a total of nearly 100 steps. Help the lighthouse and be remembered - name a step for yourself, grandchildren and other friends and family. Your specific step will be determined at a drawing when the Phase One Restoration project is complete. Thanks for your interest in the Toledo Lighthouse. Questions call/email: Dan Hall 734-572-5813; email@example.com Step Naming Rights Form Also contact Dan for information on naming rights for windows(1st, 2nd 3rd floor sold out - annex, cellar and top tower remain.
BOAT RIDES AROUND THE TOLEDO LIGHTHOUSE
In June 2015 we lost the dock due to a storm. We continue to look at options for access to the lighthouse. Please check the festival link for boat rides at the 2021 festival. Tours are in small groups The boat trip lasts about one hour.
TOLEDO LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY/MEMBERSHIP
The Toledo Lighthouse Society is an all volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to restore, promote and educate about this wonderful Great Lakes historic lighthouse. The organization meets monthly from January through October at the lodge at Maumee Bay State Park.
To get updates about the lighthouse restoration and other Toledo lighthouse news, become part of the Toledo Lighthouse family by becoming a member. To become a member please click here. All members of the lighthouse are lighthouse owners who take great pride in being stewards for this historic structure. A membership 'perk' is that members will be offered the first opportunity to stay at the lighthouse when the restoration is complete. The order will be by member seniority.
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society, 1750 Park Rd. #2 Toledo, Ohio 43616 419-691-3788 Fax 419-691-2288 firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE TOLEDO LIGHTHOUSE .. on a crib where Maumee Bay meets Lake Erie
The Toledo Lighthouse is located about five miles off shore north of Maumee Bay State Park. The lighthouse marks the Toledo shipping channel where the waters of Lake Erie meet the shallow waters of Maumee Bay. The lighthouse can be seen from Maumee Bay State Park - there is a viewer near the marina to bring it up close. The Romanesque design lighthouse was completed May 23, 1904 and is architecturally unique with buff brick and a rolled edge steel roof. The lighthouse is 4000 sq. ft. and stands 64' high. Armour
was added to three sides of the base of the lighthouse in 1989 when the lighthouse was secured by the Army Corps of Engineers. Click here for 'At the Toledo Lighthouse on tornado Palm Sunday" by former Lighthouse Keeper Tim Mayer. Click here for the Toledo Blade magazine story Click here for Toledo Blade editorial.
FIRST FLOOR TOLEDO LIGHTHOUSE WINDOWS SHUTTERS - RESTORATION PHASE ONE
The first floor windows and shutters were purchased through members and fundraiser at a cost of $90,000 and are now being installed as part of the first phase restoration project in 2020. There will be light coming in the first floor windows - first time since the windows were cement blocked in 1989.
REMAINING RESTORATION - Remaining windows and exterior work followed by infrastructure - plumbing, electric and then finishing. Once completed, four people will be at the lighthouse welcoming guests from spring through fall.
The Toledo Lighthouse 3.5 order Fresnel Lens is at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Center at Maumee Bay State Park and can be seen on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-4 and on Friday and Saturday from 10-5.
Thanks to lampist Kurt Fosberg who led the moving effort and to all who helped. The Toledo Lighthouse Society is excited to work with ODNR on the display that we hope that will tell the story of the lighthouse and ships that have traversed the Toledo shipping channel.
Toledo Lighthouse Restoration Phase One
First and Second Story Windows, Shutter, Doors, Brick
Restoration started August 18, 2020. Project $638,000
Thanks to all who donated and purchase items from the Toledo Lighthouse Society Pamela Rose Virtual Auction
Over $2,000 was raised for the Toledo Lighthouse. THANK YOU!!!
Toledo Lighthouse 50-50 Raffle Winner Jim Byrnes $1,482.50, thanks for all who purchased tickets.
Next virtual meeting Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm -
Become a member of the 501c3 nonprofit all volunteer Toledo Lighthouse Society and get email updates and quarterly newsletters. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Toledo Lighthouse 2021 Festival
July 10 &11, 2021
Restoration continues - this pic 9-14-2020 - Windows going in.