NameChantry Island lighthouse
AddressSouthampton ON
CategorySights / Landmarks / Museums

Situated roughly one kilometre offshore from Southampton, Chantry Island helps to provide a protected anchorage for mariners and was recommended as a site for one of the first Canadian lighthouses on Lake Huron. The Commissioners of Public Works of the Province of Canada included the following in their general report for 1852-1853: 'On Lake Huron, there has been as yet, but little progress made towards the erection of the several Light Houses, which are so much needed there...
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Visitor Info
The lighthouse is visible from the end of Beach Street in Southampton. The island is part of a bird sanctuary, so access is limited. Tours to the island are offered by Marine Heritage Society during the summer and can be arranged by calling (519) 797-5862. The society manages the lighthouse property and has led the effort to restore the structures. The lighthouse is owned by the Coast Guard and leased to the Town of Saugeen Shores. Grounds/tower open for guided tours.

Coordinates44.48940, -81.40190
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