Big Tub Light
By Dave Wobser

The present Big Tub Light was built in 1885 and replaced an earlier 1881 light. The light marks the end of the Bruce Peninsula and the entrance to Big Tub Harbor in Tobermory, Ontario.

The 44-foot tall six-sided wooden tower stands on a rocky ledge exposed to the fury of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

The white tower is trimmed in red with a red roof and lantern, and is surrounded by dark green bushes and cedar trees. The lantern protects a modern optic.

The picturesque light is reached by a boardwalk from the end of Front Street in Tobermory. The former keeper’s dwelling is now a private home located inside Big Tub harbor and is best viewed from one of the glass-bottomed tour boats.

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Photo by Ian McInnis

Photograph by Dave Wobser

Water view by Eric Slough

Location: Tobermory, Ontario
Date Built: 1885
Active: Yes

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