North Fork presents lighthouse archaeology

BROOKVILLE Brian Fritz will present Archaeology on a Beach; The Presque Isle Light House at the Friday, Oct. 18meeting of the North Fork Chapter 29 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Education Building located at the Corner of Main and White Street in Brookville.

The program is free and the public is invited.

Built in 1872, the Presque Isle Lighthouse was listed on the National Register in 1983. Today, it still functions as an aid to navigation with an automated light maintained by the U. S. Coast Guard.

In 2016 the non-profit Presque Isle Light Station Association and Presque Isle State Park initiated an effort to restore the lighthouse and open it to public tours.

Planned upgrades included a new sidewalk installation that required a phase I archaeological survey. This presentation will include the finds and discuss some of the challenges of conducting archaeology at a popular state park attraction.