Research Facilities

If you’re doing research on Lake Erie or its flora and fauna, Stone Laboratory’s setting in the Western Basin provides an ideal location for work throughout the year. Go out on the lake, hop nearby islands, or break it down in the lab — our equipment and facilities are available for your use.


The Stone Lab classroom building and the former state fish hatchery on South Bass Island include a variety of equipment, including:

Researchers are encouraged to bring any other specialized equipment they might need.

Research Vessels

Three research vessels are available for rent at $150 an hour, including captains. Grants are often available to offset this cost.

Student Lab Assistants

During the summer months, students taking Stone Lab courses may be available to work as lab assistants.

Housing and Meals

Limited housing is available on Gibraltar Island and at the fish hatchery. Meals are available for a fee in the dining hall during summer months.


The use of any facility or equipment must be arranged in advance.

For more information contact

Tel: 419.285.1846
Fax: 614.292.4364

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