Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

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Legend has it that an 1870s lighthouse keeper, Captain Joseph Babcock, gave his wife many cats to keep her company when she was bedridden. Today, one of those cats remains behind, a ghostly gray cat that does that playful cat-skitter across the kitchen floor in the second-floor living quarters. The cat is also said to jump on the bed of recent owners. The reason may have been discovered when a/c was installed in the museum: Back in a dark crawl space, workers found a mummified gray cat.

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129 Second St.
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
United States

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41.75709480240192, -81.27734456958024
Lake County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Fairport Harbor, OH (0.5 mi.)
Grand River, OH (1.5 mi.)
Painesville, OH (2.8 mi.)
Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH (5.6 mi.)
North Perry, OH (6.7 mi.)
Perry, OH (7.0 mi.)
Mentor, OH (7.1 mi.)
Kirtland Hills, OH (9.3 mi.)
Kirtland, OH (9.9 mi.)
Willoughby, OH (10.5 mi.)

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  1. Lived here for 3 years and have been in the museum and lighthouse on several occasions, unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting this phantom Kitty, however his remains are on display for all to look at and wonder. We used to take nightly walks past the lighthouse and still never saw him. I believe Kitty may be there, maybe he could sense I am a dog person. Lol.

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