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Name: Southeast Shoal Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

Location: Pelee Passage, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Stan Severi
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

There was a lightship on this spot beginning in 1901. There was an explosion and fire at the lighthouse in July 1950 that resulted in the deaths of Keeper Bill Moore and an inspector, Dowsley Kingston. The upper levels of the lighthouse were removed after the fire.

Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 70

Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every 10 seconds, visible for 21 miles.

Description of Tower: White square structure with red stripes on pyramidal base.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1927

Date Present Tower Built: 1927

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.

Keepers: William Moore (1927-1950, died in service)


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