South Bass Island Light is a lighthouse on the southern end of its namesake island in Lake Erie. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on April 5, 1990, and is thought to be the only lighthouse in the United States owned by a university - Ohio State.
Increasing tourist traffic to the island in the late 1800s prompted the Lighthouse Board to approve construction of a light in 1893. The light was to help to mark the southern passage from Sandusky to Toledo, along with several other lights in the vicinity. The site chosen was Parker Point on the southwest corner of the island. Different from a typical lighthouse design, which usually consisted of a large lighthouse with a small, detached keeper's dwelling, South Bass was constructed as a large, two-and-a-half story, redbrick dwelling with an attached, twelve-foot tower.
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This ¾" thick wooden lighthouse keepsake is handcrafted in the U.S. with colorful details.