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Point Clark Lighthouse

Point Clark Lighthouse

Photos by contributor Jocelyn Gordon - Posted July, 2010

Point Clark Lighthouse

Plaque Location

The County of Bruce
The Township of Huron-Kinloss
At Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic Site
at the west end of Lighthouse Road off Huron Road
5 km west of Amberley
[Note: As of October 25, 2017,
this plaque has been reported as missing.]


Coordinates: N 44 04.374 W 81 45.419

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Plaque Text

Built in 1859 by the Department of Public Works, this handsome 26 m structure is one of six "Imperial towers" on these shores. The circular limestone tower has walls 150 cm thick at the base, tapering to 61 cm at the top. The polygonal cast iron lantern originally housed a dioptric light, of the 2nd order, warning mariners of a dangerous shoal 3.2 km offshore; the light is now one of lesser magnitude serving present needs. Scarcely visible from the ground a decorative rain gutter surrounds the roof of the lantern.

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