Flowerpot Island Light
By Dave Wobser

This light is a steel tower located on Flowerpot Island near Tobermory, off the end of the Bruce Peninsula. The tower was built in 1987.

The original wooden light was torn down in 1969, after the steel tower was put into service. The former keepers dwelling is a museum preserved by the Friends of Fathom Five Association.

Flowerpot Island is part of the Five Fathom National Park and is open to the public.

The light can be viewed from one of the glass-bottom boats operating out of Tobermory.

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Photo by Dave Wobser

2009 Photos by Eric Slough

Former keepers dwelling      Existing tower and fog signal

Deck-like structure where the original lighthouse stood until 1969, before the Canadian Coast Guard pushed the outdated and decommissioned light tower into the water. The deck is now a look-out deck below the mechanical light.

The path up to the existing light tower
 is narrow and rugged.

Location: Flowerpot Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario
Date Built: 1987
Active: Yes

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