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Name: Cove Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Location: Entrance to Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This is one of six limestone "Imperial Towers" built in the Georgian Bay in the late 1850s. The lighthouse is said to be haunted by the ghost of a sea captain wrecked nearby.

Tower Height: 80

Height of Focal Plane: 101

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical limestone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1858

Date Automated: 1991

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The Blue Heron Company runs occasional boat trips to Cove Island. For information call (519) 596-8132 or email The lighthouse is within Fathom Five National Marine Park. The park is accessible via the ferry that operates between Tobermory and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island during the spring, summer and fall, phone (519) 596-2510. The lighthouse can be seen from the ferry.

Keepers: George Collins (1858-1859); David McBeath (c. 1860); George Currie (c. 1881); John Louis Brandon (c. 1960s)

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