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Lighthouses at Risk

Prince Edward County, ON
 
--- Canada --- Ontario ---
 

This is a list of 6 lighthouses on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. All of these lighthouses may be at risk of being lost. Some of them have been declared SURPLUS by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). All of these lighthouses have heritage value and meet the Federal Government's Criteria for Heritage Lighthouse Designation as well as the Ontario Government's Criteria for Determining Cultural Heritage Value or Interest under the Ontario Heritage Act.

STATUS: Currently, 5 of these lighthouses have active Petitions which are being signed. If you would like to sign an of these petitions, please contact lighthouses@ontariohistory.ca . Please note that the Petitions must be signed in person. Virtual signatures are not accepted.

 

Lighthouse

Construction

Ownership

Comments

 

Scotch Bonnet Island



1856

Conical masonry tower, 54 ft. high, with attached keeper's dwelling.

Environment Canada

In ruins but still qualifies for heritage designation under the HLPA.

Status: Petition being signed

 

Salmon Point
(Wicked Point)


1871

Pyramidal wooden tower, 40 ft. high, with attached keeper's dwelling

Privately owned

Not eligible for HLPA designation.  May be eligible for Ontario Heritage Act designation

 

Prince Edward Point
(Point Traverse)


1881

Pyramidal wooden tower, 36 ft. high, with attached keeper's dwelling

Parks Canada

In need of repair.

Status: Petition being signed

 

Main Duck Island



1914

Octagonal concrete tower, 40ft. high

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Declared surplus.

Even though Main Duck Is. is controlled by Parks Canada, they have stated that Parks Canada has no intention of taking over the lighthouse or preserving it.

Status: Petition being signed

 

False Ducks Island



1965
(1828 lighthouse demolished)

Hexagonal concrete tower, 60 ft. high

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Declared surplus.

Status: Petition being signed

 

Point Petre



1967
(1833 lighthouse demolished)

Cylindrical concrete tower, 63 ft. high

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Declared surplus.

Status: Petition being signed

 

 

 

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