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Name: Colchester Reef Light (ON)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Colchester, Ontario, Canada

Location: Western Lake Erie.

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Photo: Stan Severi
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

A lightship was stationed at Colchester Reef in the 1870s to 1885. The lghthouse built in 1885 has been removed; now there is just a skeleton tower and a helipad on the site.

Tower Height: 39

Height of Focal Plane: 72

Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every 4 seconds, visible for 5 miles.

Description of Tower: Steel skeleton tower on cylindrical caisson.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
White, hexagonal wooden tower (60 ft tall) with a red lantern and a third-order lens, on a circular stone pier.

Date Established: 1885

Date Present Tower Built: 1954

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.


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