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Name: Gibraltar Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Location: Hanlan's Point, Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario.

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Photo: Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Toronto Parks and Recreation

Telephone: 416-392-8186


This is the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Great Lakes, and the oldest landmark in Toronto. The first keeper died mysteriously and legend says the lighthouse is haunted. In 1958 the lighthouse was transferred to Toronto's Parks Department and it was renovated during the Winter Works Incentive Program in 1961-1962.

Tower Height: 82

Characteristic and Range: Fixed green.

Description of Tower: Hexagonal stone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1808

Date Present Tower Built: 1808

Date Deactivated: 1958

Current Use: Part of public park, private aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The Toronto Island Ferry offers public service to the Toronto Islands, including Hanlan's Point, except during the winter season when a limited schedule is in effect. For more information, call 392- 8193.

Keepers: J.P. Radanmuller (1809-1815); William Halloway (1816-1831); James Durnan (1832-1853); George Durnan (1853-1908); Captain P.J. McSherry (1905-1912); B. Matthews (1912-1917); G.F. Eaton (1917-1918); F.C. Allan (1918-1944); Mrs. Ladder (1944-1955); Mrs. Dodds (1955-1958).


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