Viewing deck on third floor of lighthouse
For more than a century, the Cabot Head lighthouse guided ships away from the treacherous shore of the Bruce Peninsula, the land that juts into Lake Huron nearly separating Georgian Bay from the rest of the lake.
Lighthouse, Cabot Head, Ontario
The lighthouse is situated on a cliff and, as you may have guessed, located in an area named for explorer John Cabot.
A kerosene lantern with several parabolic reflectors was placed at the top of square tower, which rises 80 feet above water level. In good weather, the light could be seen for 16 miles.
Old electric light
Eventually, electricity replaced kerosene. And later the lighthouse was replaced by...
a stand alone automated tower. Today the lighthouse is a museum.
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