Port Dover Lighthouse

Port Dover, Ontario - 1846 (1846**)

 
Photo of the Port Dover Lighthouse.
 
 
   

History of the Port Dover Lighthouse

Not exactly the biggest lightstation on Lake Erie, but pretty cool none the less. The tower sits at the end of a pier and flashes a green light. It also has an electronic fog signal that was sounding when we came back to port from our day trip. The tower had a part time keeper until 1979, it has since been automated. One particular event to note was that the lighthouse was struck by lightning in 1981 which caused a fire and considerable damage. The light has since been repaired.

Directions: From Route 6 (Main Street) in Port Dover, follow Main to Harbor Street. Follow Harbor Street to the end. The lighthouse will be at the end of the breakwall.

Access: The lighthouse is owned by Norfolk County. Grounds open. Tower closed.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 28.00'
Focal Plane: 37'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 42.781 N
*Longitude: -80.202 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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