The same day that we visited the Lake County History Center, we spent the afternoon at a second field trip - at the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse. Until I saw both of these field trips posted by Kim of Kim's Ohio Homeschooling Events, I had no idea there were any local lighthouses available for touring. I knew the kids would dig it.
First, we stopped for lunch and to play a bit at the beach, before walking up to the lighthouse.
|Mast from an actual ship.|
|This room that was added onto the building was originally the wheelhouse of a Lake Erie ship.|
|The view from the top|
|The museum's creepy mummified "ghost cat".|
|I was fascinated with this simple, old-fashioned way of lighting the decks below.|
|I liked this painting.|
|The boys had a roll down the hill afterward.|