Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What We Did Over Summer Vacation - Part 5

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder since October - it's the last one I wrote about stuff we did over the summer.  I guess I'll go ahead and post it now, in January.  :)

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.

1 comment:

  1. From looking at your picture it seems that this light house might be the same model as The Little Red Lighthouse in the famous picture book of that name, written by Swift. Not that I know anything about lighthouses...


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