Mohawk Lighthouse Preservation Association
In 1932 the keeper and his son were trapped in ice while trying to leave the station; the light was automated the following year. After a fire in the 1970s, it was abandoned and fell into severe disrepair. The Mohawk Lighthouse Preservation Association is working to restore the site.
The lens from the Mohawk Lighthouse is now on display at The Fishing Museum in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada.
Description of Tower: Conical limestone tower; lantern has been removed.
This light is not operational
Ruins of keeper's dwelling.
Date Established: 1848
Date Deactivated: 1969
Date Automated: 1933
Current Use: Abandoned.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. The island is a national wildlife area and public access is not allowed during the breeding season. A distant view is possible from the end of Pyle Road in Lowbanks. Occasional airboat tours are available -- see www.airboattours.ca
Keepers: John Burgess (1848-?), Richard Foster (c. 1932)