Put-in-Bay, Ohio In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory at Lake Erie and its educational programming on South Bass and Gibraltar islands will remain closed to the public through at least July 6. This closure includes all university facilities, as well as Stone Lab’s Gibraltar Island history tours, programs at the Aquatic Visitors Center and lighthouse tours. The South Bass Island Lighthouse grounds will remain open to the public, with physical distancing protocols in place.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu.