Point Clark Lighthouse
Point Clark Lighthouse - A National Historic Site
**The Point Clark Lighthouse is currently closed for restorations in order to preserve this valuable landmark**
For more lighthouse tours in the area, go to www.brucecoastlighthouses.com
Renovations are nearly completed on the lighthouse. It is expected to be open for the 2015 season. Pictures on the right hand side show the progress.
Being one of the first of the “Imperial Towers” to signal to sailors, and having marked its 150th Birthday in 2009, makes this beautiful historical structure a fantastic tourist destination. The Point Clark Lighthouse was built between 1855 and 1859 to warn sailors of the shoal about three kilometers offshore. Its elegant proportions and limestone exterior are typical of the six “imperial” towers built in the region, a lighthouse style rarely seen elsewhere in Canada. The 110-foot stone tower is topped by a 12-sided lantern framed in cast iron, with a domed roof. A bronze lion head at each angle of the eaves directs rainwater away from the tower. The light stands 87 feet from the base of the tower.
Although acquired by Parks Canada in 1967 to commemorate the vital role of lighthouses in navigation on the Great Lakes, it still serves its primary function - an aid to navigation. The lightkeeper’s dwelling, built at the same time as the lighthouse, is now operated as a museum by the Township of Huron-Kinloss.
The Point Clark Lighthouse is one of several in Bruce County. It was honoured to be one of six chosen across Canada by Canada Post to decorate a postage stamp in 2009. The Point Clark Lighthouse is located in Point Clark at the end of Lighthouse Road off of Huron Road. For more information about this and other lighthouses in the area, visit Bruce Coast Lighthouses
Open from Late June to Labour Day, 10am to 4:30pm daily. Open for groups by reservation in May and June. Admission and tours are available for a nominal fee.
For more information call (519) 395-2494 during open hours, or (519) 395-2909 for group reservations.
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0