NameFlowerpot Island lighthouse
AddressCollingwood ON
CategorySights / Landmarks / Museums

Flowerpot Island, named for its flowerpot-shaped sea stacks which are narrow at the base and larger up top, is situated off the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and is a popular destination for boat tours from nearby Tobermory. In 1897, the Department of Marine announced - that to increase the safety of large and fast steamers entering Georgian Bay - a lighthouse and fog bell were being established on the northeast point of Flowerpot Island...
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Flowerpot Island is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park and is accessible by passenger ferry service from early May through mid-October. The Blue Heron Company and Bruce Anchor Cruises offer tours to the island. A museum in one of the keeper's dwellings is open to the public, while volunteer lightkeepers live in the other dwelling. You can get a good view of the lighthouse from the tour boats that pass Flowerpot Island, and you can also take a 1. 5-km-hike to the lighthouse from the island's dock if you choose to disembark. A lens used at Flowerpot Island Lighthouse is on display in the museum located at the visitor centre for Bruce Peninsula National Park. The lighthouse is owned by the Canadian Coast Guard, and the site is managed by Friends of of the Bruce District Parks Association. Grounds open, tower closed.

Coordinates45.30719, -81.61378
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