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SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHT

State: OHIO
Location: SOUTH BASS ISLAND / WESTERN LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: PUT-IN-BAY
County: OTTAWA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1897



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1897
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1962
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED BRICK W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE W/TEN-SIDED LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 60
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 74
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT THE LAKE ERIE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, SOUTH BASS ISLAND
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Type: WHITE SKELETAL
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1897
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: QUEEN ANNE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: WOOD FRAME BARN/CHICKEN HOUSE (1899), IRON OIL STORAGE HOUSE (1899)

Current Use: NEW TOWER IS ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/OLD TOWER IS PART OF A BIOLOGICAL REASEARCH FACILITY

Owner/Manager: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (OLD TOWER)/U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #90000473
Name of Listing: SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHT (LIGHT STATIONS OF OHIO MPS)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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