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Name: Caribou Island Light (ON)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Wawa, Ontario, Canada

Location: Eastern Lake Superior.


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Photo: A. A. Wicks (circa 1950)
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Notes:
The keeper's dwelling at this remote light station was demolished after the light was automated.

Tower Height: 125

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, hexagonal concrete tower with flying buttresses.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1886: Octagonal wooden tower.

Date Established: 1886

Date Present Tower Built: 1912

Optics: 1886: First order Fresnel lens. A second order lens from this lighthouse is on display at the Canadian Coast Guard base at Parry Sound.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
Accessible by boat or plane only.

Keepers: Art Hurley (?-1965), George Rutherford (c. 1965-?), Joe Thibeau (?), Bert Hopkins (?)

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