Lion's Head Light

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Lion's Head Lighthouse
Lion's Head Lighthouse in the Bruce Peninsula
Lion's Head Light is located in Ontario
Lion's Head Light
LocationGeorgian Bay
Coordinates44°59′26″N 81°14′53″W / 44.99058°N 81.24808°W / 44.99058; -81.24808Coordinates: 44°59′26″N 81°14′53″W / 44.99058°N 81.24808°W / 44.99058; -81.24808
Year first constructed1903 (first)
1913 (second)
1969 (third)
Year first lit1983 (replica)
Constructionwooden tower (first, second and fourth)
metal pole (third)
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red trim
Tower height8 metres (26 ft)
Focal height8.5 metres (28 ft)
Characteristicred light, 2 s on, 2 s off
CHS numberCCG 825
ARLHS numberCAN-276[2]

Lion's Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada near the village of Lion's Head. The present lighthouse is a replica built by local highschool students.


The first lighthouse was a lantern erected atop a pole, placed on the outer end of the breakwater, in 1903 which emitted a red light. In 1913 was built a wooden square tower with balcony and lantern on the breakwater but was severely damaged by the wind force; it was suddenly repaired. The lighthouse was then damaged by fire in 1933 and the Canadian Coast Guard dismantled it in 1969. It was replaced by a metal pole which emitted a flashing light because the old wooden lighthouse was broken beyond repair. In 1983 the students of the Bruce Peninsula District School completed the construction of the replica of the old wooden lighthouse with funds from the Lion's Head Rotary Club; the lighthouse was placed on the shoreline. A violent storm damaged the light in the spring 2000 and the Canadian Coast Guard decided to replace it with the student's replica which was moved at the end of the pier and activated.[1]


  • Charles Knapp 1903–1912
  • Peter Webster Brady 1912–1924
  • Ivan Butchart 1924–1956
  • Ed Rouse 1956–1969[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Lion's Head Light Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of West Central Ontario (Lake Huron Area)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 5, 2016.

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