Ohio State Stone Labs on Put-In-Bay is a fresh water research facility. For over 100 years they have been conducting testing and observations. Their efforts have contributed to the health of the lake. Stone Labs is a great asset.
History of Ohio State Stone Labs
This location first became a freshwater field station in 1895. Then, in 1925 The Ohio State University began to run the facility. In 1864 construction was began by Civil War financier Jay Cooke. Additionally, he built what became known as Cooke Castle. Both of these building reside on Gibraltar Island. This small island is located north of the downtown Put-In-Bay harbor. In addition to research, Stone Lab is integral in outreach programs. Thousands of students have passed through. Overall, they gained love for the sciences. Also, Ohio State hosts college level courses for students. This gives those with relevant majors a chance for practical experience. Also, they can contribute to research.