West Sister Island Lighthouse
Photo Credit: Kraig Anderson
Located on West Sister Island in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Not accessible to visitors.
Marking the west end of the South Passage through the Bass Islands, this 1848 lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard; however, most of the island is now a protected National Wildlife Refuge as an important breeding and nesting area with the largest heron and egret rookery on the U.S. Great Lakes. The 55-foot limestone lighthouse was originally topped with a 4th Order Fresnel lens.
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, (419) 898-0014 or https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa/
This lighthouse can only be viewed by private boat. Visits to the island are prohibited.