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 Otter Island, ON    
Lighthouse best viewed by boat or plane.
Description: Bob Collins was keeper on Otter Island in 1967. His list of qualities a lighthouse keeper must possess included: a good sound thinker, patient, jack-of-all trades, like the outdoors, and have a hobby.

Head Keepers: Joy Richardson (1973 - 1985).


  1. "The rugged individualists who man our inland lights," Transport Canada, May-June, 1968.

Location: Located on the northwest extremity of Otter Island, part of Pukaskwa National Park.
Latitude: 48.111715
Longitude: -86.066744

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Travel Instructions: Otter Island Lighthouse is best seen by boat or from the air. The lighthouse is located within Pukaskwa National Park, which has a coastal hiking trail, but it does not go near the lighthouse. The park does have a water taxi service that might provide service to the lighthouse. A week-long sea kayaking tour through Pukaskwa National Park that offers a chance to visit the lighthouse is available.

The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds open, tower closed.

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