NameCape Robert lighthouse
AddressParry Sound ON
CategorySights / Landmarks / Museums

The first lighthouse to be built on Manitoulin Island was at Little Current, where a pair of range lights was established in 1867. Over the next two decades, six more lighthouses were added to the island's shores, with tenders for the last two of these, those at Cape Robert and Manitowaning, being invited in 1883...
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From the Trans-Canada Highway (ON-400) east of Parry Sound, take Exit 224 and drive west on Bowes Street. After 2. 4 km (1. 5 miles), Bowes Street will become Seguin Street, which in turn will become Waubeek Street after 550m (0. 3 miles). After 350m on Waubeek Street, turn left where you see the sign for Canadian Coast Guard Parry Sound Base. You will find the lantern room for Cape Robert Lighthouse perched atop a guard shack at the entrance to the Coast Guard Base. It is possible to drive to the modern tower located on Cape Robert. From Highway 540 near the western end of Manitoulin Island, turn north on Sheshegwaning Road and drive 5. 5 km to the centre of the village. Turn right on Beach Road, and then left onto Cape Robert Road, which you can follow to reach the light on Cape Robert. We stopped at the gas station/convenience store in the village to check on road conditions before heading out to the cape. The lantern room is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard. Grounds outside base open, lantern room closed

Coordinates45.34463, -80.04198
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