One of six Imperial Towers constructed around Georgian Bay and the Bruce Peninsula by John Brown in the early 1850s. All six tower still stand.
Point Clark is the only Imperial Tower located on the mainland, and therefore accessible by vehicle. The 90-foot high limestone tower warns mariners of a dangerous shoal which lies a few miles off shore. The tower is topped by a 12-sided lantern framed in cast iron.
The light has been proclaimed a Canadian National Historic Site, and continues as an active aid to navigation.
The keepers dwelling and garage also survive. The keepers dwelling has been turned into a maritime museum owned by the Canadian Parks Service and operated by Huron Township. It is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, mid-June through Labor Day.
The park surrounding the light offers swimming, restrooms and benches to enjoy the cool breezes.
The park is located nine miles south of Kincardine, Ontario, off Highway-21 on Concession #2 to Lighthouse Road. Follow the lighthouse signs.
Open from late June to
Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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