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Stokes Bay Lighthouse (Museum location)
Southampton, Canada

This 103 year old rear range light was originally located at Stokes Bay on the Bruce Peninsula.  The front range light is still located on Knife Island.  The original structure consisted of a three-tiered, tapered steel frame, surmounted by a wood watch room and lantern, standing 22.6 meters high. The watch room is clad in cedar shingles and flares at its top into a coved cornice supporting a gallery and wood lantern, itself capped with a pyramidal roof and vent stack. The Light tower is painted white, and features contrasting red elements and a day marker on its front face. The wooden watch room was saved from destruction when the Canadian Coast Guard made the decision to decommission it, and it was transported to Southampton in December 2009.  In April 2010 it was moved to its home at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, overlooking Fairy Lake.  A team of volunteers spent hundreds of hours restoring it.

The Museum is grateful to the staff at Bruce County Tourism, MacGregor Point Provincial Park, the residents of Stokes Bay and our many volunteers, for saving this historical landmark.

 
33 Victoria St. North
Southampton

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