Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse

Brighton, Ontario - 1840 (1840**)

Photo of the Presqu
 
 
   

History of the Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built in 1840 and still continues to shine today despite having its lantern room removed in 1952. The light sits on the grounds of the Presqu'ile Provincial Park and stands 67 feet tall. For more detailed information on this park go to http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/pres.html.

Directions: From the QEW (Highway 401), get off at the Brighton exit (exit 509). Head south into Brighton. The street changes names a few times, but just keep heading straight into town. Make a right onto Main Street. Once on Main Street, you will begin to see signs for the Provincial Park. To get to the park, make a left onto Ontario Street, then right onto Harbor Street. (This street sign is partially hidden, so watch closely.) This will lead you to the gates of the park. There was an $8.00 (Canadian) charge to get in. Ask for a map at the gate. Once inside the park, you will need to follow the map to the Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 67.00'
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 43.998 N
*Longitude: -77.676 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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