LAND HO! Today, we weary travelers disembarked the ship for a day in Put-In-Bay. Our activities were centered around the environmental, educational and scientific happenings at the Stone Laboratory and Perry’s Peace Memorial. Here, we met great people doing great work! Click on links next to the pictures to get a mini interview with some of today’s stars!
According to their website, the Ohio State Stone Laboratory: Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. The lab serves as a base for more than 65 researchers from 12 agencies and academic institutions, all working year-round to solve the most pressing problems facing the Great Lakes.
In addition to its role as a research facility, Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. The hands-on sessions get students out into the field or out on the lake to study courses like biology, geology, and natural resources.
In the afternoon, we explored the Perry’s Victory monument. Thanks to a visit from a long ago crew member aboard the Lawrence, we learned all about the brave men and WOMEN who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie. We all enjoyed the view from the top of the monument!
The day concluded with a wonderful dinner at the Boardwalk Restaurant!