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Point Mississauga Lighthouse

Point Mississauga Lighthouse

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Point Mississauga Lighthouse

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
On the inside wall of Fort Mississauga National Historic Site
at the intersection of Front and Simcoe streets
(Note: As of August 2018 the plaque is
no longer at this location)


Coordinates: N 43 15.701 W 79 04.602

Map

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Plaque Text

The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was built of stone at Point Mississauga in 1804 by John Symington, under orders from Lieutenant-Governor Peter Hunter. Demolished in 1814 to make room for this fort, its materials with debris from the ruined town of Niagara were incorporated into this tower.




Related Ontario plaques
Point Abino Lighthouse
Point Clark Lighthouse
Port Burwell Lighthouse 1840

Related Toronto plaques
Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
Queen's Wharf Lighthouse

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