Saugeen River Range Lights
By Dave Wobser

The front range light was first established with a lantern on a pole, at the end of the pier, in 1883. The present front light is a 30-foot tall, tapered, white, wooden tower with a red roof and trim. The light is located at the end of a long pier extending into Lake Huron.

The rear light was not built until 1903, thereby creating a set of ranges. The rear light is similar to the front light and sits on a hill, a quarter of a mile behind the shoreline. The white building has a wide vertical stripe that serves as a daymark.

Both lights are locate on Rankin Street in South Hampton. The rear light is east of Highway-21, and the front light is west of Highway-21. Both lights are active aids to navigation and not open to the public, but can be viewed up close.

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Front Range Light
Photographs by Dave Wobser

Location: Southampton, Ontario
Date Built: 1883 and 1903
Active: Yes

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