NameCabot Head lighthouse
AddressOwen Sound ON
CategorySights / Landmarks / Museums

Cabot Head, named in honor of noted explorer John Cabot, was a known obstacle for vessels traveling the eastern coast of the Bruce Peninsula to ports such as Owens Sound, Collingwood, and Midland, but partly due to its isolation, it didn't received a lighthouse until the late nineteenth century. A lighthouse had been constructed on Griffith Island off Colpoy's Bay in 1858, and Tobermory received a lighthouse in 1885, but the roughly sixty-mile-long sail between these points was unmarked...
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Visitor Info
Note that due to mercury contamination the lighthouse will be closed in 2017. From Highway 6, about midway up Bruce Peninsula, go east on Dyers Bay Road for 9. 4 km (5. 9 miles) until you reach the shore of Georgian Bay and the village of Dyers Bay. Follow the road along the shore for 11. 2 km (7 miles) until it ends at Cabot Head Lighthouse. The Light Station is open daily from May through October between 10 a. m. and 7 p. m. Admission by donation. A Lighthouse Assistant Program allows one or two "keepers" to stay in the lighthouse for a week during the summer and help greet guests and care for the structures. The lighthouse is owned by Ontario Parks and managed by Friends of Cabot Head. Grounds open, tower open in season.

Coordinates45.24512, -81.29215
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