Description: Bayswater Lighthouse and McColgan Point Lighthouse, separated by just 2.8 km (1.7 miles), were both built in 1913 by B.R. Palmer of Tennant’s Cove. While McColgan Point Lighthouse was originally equipped with a sixth-order lens, a fifth-order lens was used in Bayswater Lighthouse. The towers are nearly identical, but the contract price for Bayswater was $825, while McColgan was built for $700.
Bayswater lighthouse was deactivated in 2005. Besides the tower, Bayswater also has an interesting covered bridge, dating from 1920, that spans nearby Milkish Creek.
In 2010 a local community group was given a two-year lease on the lighthouse with the assumption that it would be turned over to them at the end of the contract. They quickly erected scaffolding and painted the tower. Plans for landscaping are set for 2011.
Keepers: F. E. Currie (1913 – at least 1923).
Located immediately adjacent to Route 845 near the community of Bayswater on the Kingston Peninsula. The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.
The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.
Pictures on this page copyright Kraig Anderson, used by permission.