The village of Fairport Harbor is located 30 miles east of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie.  The Fairport Harbor West Breakwater lighthouse sits just north of the village at the mouth of the Grand River.  Officially, the lighthouse’s location is designated by the US Coast Guard as latitude/longitude (41-46-04.300N, 081-16-52.200W).  The lighthouse can be accessed through the Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, OH by walking the breakwall, which is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.