Gibraltar Island

Gibraltar Island (HMVHW)

Location: Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 Ottawa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 39.478', W 82° 49.633'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number8-62
Year Placed2001
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Ohio State University, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 347863 N 4613414
Decimal Degrees41.65796667, -82.82721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.478', W 82° 49.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 28.68" N, 82° 49' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 861-875 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay OH 43456, US
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