Sponsored by: Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Brian L. Fritz, M.S., RPA, GISP, Principal Investigator, Quemahoning LLC, will present the program Archaeology on a Beach: Presque Isle Light House on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Education Building, Corner of Main and White Street, Brookville, PA 15825.
The Presque Isle Light House was built in 1872 and was listed on the National Register in 1983. The light house 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 Lightstation Association and Presque Isle State Park initiated an effort to restore the light house and open it to public tours. Planned upgrades included sidewalk installation which 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.