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Name: Otter Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Marathon, Ontario, Canada

Location: Northeast Lake Superior.

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Photo: Courtesy of Wende Cameron Botham

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

In 1975, the keeper at this remote station watched the freighter EDMUND FITZGERALD pass by in a storm. The ship was wrecked in the storm, with no survivors. The island is within Pukaskwa National Park.

Tower Height: 21

Height of Focal Plane: 97

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 8 seconds, range 18 miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1903

Date Present Tower Built: 1903

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse is very isolated and difficult to reach. For information on visiting Pukaskwa National Park, call (807) 229-0801 or email

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