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Ohio’s Navy serves at Marblehead Lighthouse

Left to right: ODNR Naturalist Dianne Rozak, Chief Warrant Officer Matt Komara, Rear Admiral Robin Osborn, Lieutenant JG John Varga.

On Saturday, August 9, members of the Ohio Naval Militia assisted with conducting a five-hour tour of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Nearly 500 guests climbed the 77 steps of the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on all of the Great Lakes.

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Lighthouse festooned for holiday season

Tom Hartman, Barb Mowry, Cheryl Gildenmeister, and Sue Hartman weathered bitter cold and winds to string garland and tie bows on Marblehead Lighthouse November 23.  (Photo by K Salzgeber)

The Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House are festively decked out in pine garlands and red bows, ready for the holiday season. The Lady on the Lake sports two LED circles, having had her 150-watt halogen bulb and green lens cover replaced late last spring. Sighted from more than seven miles away, her new light is also green but only uses 20-watts of electricity.  It has a battery backup in case of power failure. 

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