Port Clinton, Ohio: Lighthouse Keeper and Dog

Bronze statue of a bearded guy in a hooded rain slicker holds a lantern; his dog looks on with stick in mouth. It's in front of a restored Light Station on Lake Erie.

Waterworks Park

Address:
OH-163, Port Clinton, OH
Directions:
Just to the left of the stubby lighthouse in Waterworks Park. On the north side of OH-163, just east of downtown.
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Light Station.

Port Clinton Lighthouse

Stubby lighthouse is on Lake Erie near the Portage River.

[Renald Guillemette, 07/22/2021]

We like this for the bronze Lighthouse Keeper and Dog statue only a few feet away. But visitors to the sculpture can check out the stubby light station, too.

Lighthouse Keeper and Dog.

Lighthouse Keeper and Dog

The sculpture of the Lighthouse Keeper and His Dog was installed in Spring 2020, and is on loan to the City of Port Clinton. There is also a lighthouse adjacent to the statue. It was built in 1896 and was restored and moved to its current spot in 2016.

[Ducks5921, 11/23/2020]

Sculptor Andy Sacksteder said it took 15 tries to get the dog and man positioned so their eyes met.


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