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Put-In-Bay in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gibraltar Island

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
1. Gibraltar Island Marker
Inscription. This 6.5 acre island, named for the resemblance of its dolomite ledges to the Rock of Gibraltar, was the likely observation site for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's naval forces during the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813. Stone Laboratory, located on both Gibraltar and South Bass islands, is the oldest freshwater biological field station and research laboratory in the United States. Founded in 1895 as the Lake Laboratory, it was named for Franz Stone, whose son Julius purchased the island from the Jay Cooke family and presented it to Ohio State University in 1925. It continues as the research and teaching laboratory for the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Jay Cooke Castle on the island is a National Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Ohio State University, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 39.478′ N, 82° 49.633′ W. Marker is in Put-In-Bay, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Bayview Avenue (Ohio Route 357) east of Ohio Route 357, on the right when traveling west. Click for map
Gibraltar Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
2. Gibraltar Island Marker
View of the historical marker with the Stone Laboratory building seen in the right background of the picture.
. This historical marker is located at the northwestern end of South Bass Island, just south of the Ohio State University's, Stone Laboratory, near where the state fish hatchery is located. Marker is at or near this postal address: 878 Bayview Avenue, Put in Bay OH 43456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jay Cooke Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibraltar Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Within This Enclosure (approx. half a mile away); Oelschlager's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph De Rivera St. Jurgo, 1813-1889 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Bass Island Light (approx. 2.1 miles away); Boundary Marker (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Put-In-Bay.
 
More about this marker. Although this historical marker features information regarding Gibraltar Island, the marker is actually located on South Bass Island, within view of the nearby Gibraltar Island, which is situated just across the bay from the historical marker.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Gibraltar Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
3. Gibraltar Island Marker
View of the historical marker looking west along Bayview Avenue.
Gibraltar Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
4. Gibraltar Island Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along Bayview Avenue.
Gibraltar Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
5. Gibraltar Island Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with the Put-In-Bay in the background, and the Perry International Victory Monument in the distant background.
Gibraltar Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2011
6. Gibraltar Island Marker
View of the historical marker on South Bass Island, with a view of Gibraltar Island in the distant left-center background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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