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Name: Flowerpot Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Location: Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Stan Severi
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Flowerport Island is part of Fathom Five National Park. The original lighthouse at this site was torn down in 1969, but the original dwelling still stands. Friends of Fathom Five have informally considered replicating the original lighthouse.

Height of Focal Plane: 91

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white.

Description of Tower: Steel skeletal tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1897: Square wooden tower (focal plane 88 feet), torn down in 1969.

Date Established: 1897

Date Present Tower Built: 1968

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Dwelling (in season).

A visitor to this site writes: Friends of Fathom Five volunteers staff the original dwelling every summer and attempt to give visitors a peek at how life at the station was lived on a daily basis. The island itself is very beautiful, with wonderful trails and mysterious caves that everyone can enjoy. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

Flowerpot Island can be seen from glass bottomed boat tours leaving Tobermory; call (519) 596-2950 for details. You can also get on the island via a shuttle from Tobermory; call ( 519) 596-2999 for information.

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