First up, and simply the coup de grâce, is the scale model of the lighthouse, created by Robert Schladebeck, who is a 1978 OHS graduate.
The model was on loan to the museum from iHeart Oswego, 29 W. Seneca St., where it resides for 6 months out of the year (touring typically from November to April) since iHeartOswego first opened it doors.
Visitors can view it at anytime by visiting the iHeart Corp building between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Ted Panayotoff, a pharologist (the study of lighthouses) and chairman of the Oswego Lighthouse Development Committee hosted and narrated the event Sunday.
The event was well attended by visitors, enthusiasts and the Coast Guard.
This year is the 80th anniversary of the West Pierhead Lighthouse and the 224th year anniversary of the Coast Guard.
The event, which was widely successful among lighthouse enthusiasts as well as relatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, allowed Schladebeck to showcase his artwork.
iHeart Oswego is thrilled others had the opporunity to enjoy the model of the lighthouse. Schladebeck's lighthouse back on display at the office.