|Caribou Island, ON|
Description: Reg Dawson was keeper of Caribou Island Lighthouse, when an article published in 1968, said that the only drawback Dawson thought his job had was the lack of a public library. To pass the time on the remote island, Dawson tried his hand at writing fiction.
In the early 1960s, the lightstation was powered by diesel generators and the light was electrified. An electric motor was adapted to provide the rotation and a 400-watt mercury vapour lamp provided the light source, which could be see over twenty miles on a clear night.
The lens was removed from service in 1992 when the light station was solarized and the light was replaced with a twelve-volt D/C rotating beacon. The magnificent lens is now on display at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Parry Sound.
Located on a small island southwest of Caribou 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.
Pictures on this page copyright Joel Cooper, used by permission.