Point Abino Lighthouse

Point Abino, Ontario - 1917 (1917**)

 
Photo of the Point Abino Lighthouse.
 
 
   

History of the Point Abino Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built to replace the old Buffalo lightship which was lost at sea in 1913. You can tell by the way this lighthouse was built, very stout, that the lake can get quite nasty. The lighthouse is of a very unique architecture and is like no other lighthouse on the Great Lakes. The lighthouse itself is made out of sculptured concrete and has some amazing details.

This lighthouse is located at the end Point Abino Road which sits in a private community of mostly wealthy US citizens. Read the story here. (Courtesy of Lighthouse Digest)

Directions: From the QEW in Fort Erie, exit at exit 7 which is Bowen Road. Follow Bowen Road west to Point Abino Road North. Follow this south to the end. The road near the tip is a private road, and therefore closed to the public. The lighthouse is owned by the Town of Fort Erie. To gain access to the lighthouse, you must be a part of the guided tour run by the town. For more information on the tours, please visit the Fort Erie Parks page.

For more information, please visit the Point Abino Lightstation Preservation Society's page

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 98.00'
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Deactivated (1996)
*Latitude: 42.836 N
*Longitude: -79.095 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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