Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America and the southernmost of them. It is bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario, on the south by the U.S. states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, and on the west by the state of Michigan. Lake Erie is Ohio's greatest natural resource and islands tend to be located in the western side of the lake, under the sovereignty of Ohio in the United States.Navigation on the lake has been aided since the nineteenth century by lighthouses dotting the Ohio shoreline. The historic Marblehead Lighthouse (left on the card), built in 1821, is the oldest U.S. lighthouse on the Great Lakes and is by far the state's best known lighthouse. On the left, the historic and restored Fairport Harbor Lighthouse built in 1871, which houses the first Great Lakes lighthouse marine museum in the state of Ohio, as well as in the United States. The postcard presents on the center, from the top to the bottom, Lorain Lighthouse (the "Jewel of the Port") built in 1917; Cleveland Harbor Lighthouse built in 1911 and Mentor Headlands Lighthouse built in 1925.
On the postcard, the 98–cent definitive stamp issued on June 28, 2009, in the Scenic American Landscapes series, featuring a view of the Snake River at dawn in the Grand Teton National Park. Thank you, Laurie!