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Name: Gore Bay Light  

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Also known as: Janet Head Light

Nearest Town or City:
Gore Bay, Ontario, Canada

Location: Manitoulin Island, North Channel, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. This lighthouse is privately owned, but the light is still maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 49

Characteristic and Range: Oc W 5s (flash 3s, eclipse 2s), visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, wooden square pyramidal tower attached to dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1879

Date Present Tower Built: 1879

Current Use: Private home, active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

At the end of Water Street in Gore Bay. The lighthouse is occupied by the owners of an adjacent campground and has a gift shop.


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