The World’s Largest Beach Glass Is At The Ashtabula Maritime & Surface Transportation Museum – Not Too Far From Cleveland
Believe it or not, Ohio is home to the largest piece of beach glass in the world. Not only was it found here, but it has made a permanent home in a museum about an hour away from Cleveland. In this museum, visitors will gain insight into the importance of the Great Lakes in maritime trade and will get a taste of what a lighthouse keeper’s lifestyle might have looked like a century ago. Though this museum is fairly modest in size, it belongs on every Ohioans’ bucket list. Its collections are incredible!
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Who knew that the largest piece of beach glass in the world is in Ohio? This museum puts a lot into perspective, especially when it comes to the role Lake Erie plays in local life. Have you ever visited the Ashtabula Maritime & Surface Transportation Museum? Tell us about your experience in the comments!
Can’t get enough of Lake Erie history? Check out these local shipwrecks hiding just out of sight.
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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