Lake Erie island lighthouse restored, offered for events

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — A nineteenth-century lighthouse on a Lake Erie island has been restored and is being offered for events like weddings.

The 2 ½-story brick South Bass Island Lighthouse guided ships from July 1897 until October 1962.

The Blade reports ( ) that Ohio State University, which acquired the building from the federal government in 1867, is making the restored lighthouse available for special events starting next year.

The lighthouse with a 60-foot tower is unusual because of the amount of living space in an attached Queen Anne-style home.

The grounds, which include a butterfly garden, are a popular spot for viewing Lake Erie.


This story has been corrected to show that the dateline is spelled Put-in-Bay.

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