Exhibits

World’s Largest Piece of Beach Glass

If you go onto your computer and ask what the largest size of “BEACH GLASS’ ever found is, you will see the largest (until recently) was five (5) Pounds.  IN 2017 the largest piece of BEACH GLASS” was found on the beach of Lake Erie between Ashtabula Harbor and Conneaut Harbor, Ohio.

COME TO THE ASHTABULA MARITIME & SURFACE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM.DISPLAY IS A “275 POUND” PIECE OF “BEACH GLASS”!

 

 

 

 

What is Beach Glass?

On the Great Lakes, we call it Beach Glass.  At the ocean, it’s called Sea Glass.  No matter where you collect…it is a piece of history.  Glass from another time that has been deposited into a body of water in a much different form.

Bottles, glassware, flatware, stoneware.  All of this gets broken down in the surf into smaller smooth pieces.  This can take an average of 10-15 years of being in the water.  After decades of being tumbled and polished by the natural forces of the waves, the glass will develop a frosty patina look.  These pieces have seen a minimum of 20-30 years action in the waves, sand and air.  Some dismiss it as just old beer bottles…maybe, but we like to think of them as little treasures from another time…we hope to see you on the beach!