Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lake Erie Lighthouses Shine On-- Part 4: Ghosts?

Just in time for the Halloween Season (the stores have had their stuff up since the beginning of the month), there are reports of ghosts at the light station and house.

One likely candidate might be Harry Riley, the first lighthouse keeper, who went insane and died in s state hospital in 1899.

Another possibility was Harry Anderson, a visitor to South Bass Island, who was quarantined because of a smallpox outbreak and committed suicide by jumping from a dock into Lake Erie in 1898.

The South Bass Lighthouse is one of only three Lake Erie ones open to visitors of the 19 along the Ohio coast.  It's 42 steps to the top and will cost adults$3. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays June to August and you can arrange a tour from April to November.


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