|Christian Island, ON|
Description: In 2007, the Huronia Lightstation Preservation Society hosted an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Christian Island Lighthouse. Participants were allowed to climb the tower, which is normally closed to the public, and a commemorative plaque with following inscription was unveiled.
The first of the “Imperial Tower” lighthouses to be completed and the first official lighthouse on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. Constructed in 1857, it was one of 6 similar lighthouses commissioned by the province of Canada West. These lights were strategically positioned to mark the busy yet treacherous trade routes that had become established on the bay. The lighthouse and the keeper’s residence were contracted to stone mason John Brown of Thorold Ontario. Brown was renowned for his fine workmanship, winning medals for innovation in plaster and cement at the 1855 Paris World’s fair.
Located on Lighthouse Point, the southeastern tip of Christian Island. 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.
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