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South Bass Island postcard face - click to enlarge

South Bass Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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South Bass Island

State: OH
Year established: 1897
Latitude: 41 deg 37 min 44 sec N
Longitude: 82 deg 50 min 29 sec W
Height above sea level: 74 feet

Original construction:
60-foot red brick tower attached to 2 1/2 story brick dwelling

1962: the existing structure was decommissioned and the light automated and transferred to a skeletal steel light tower on the property

site is owned by Ohio State University

More information:
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 143