Cabot Head Lighthouse, Miller Lake

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Cabot Head is a point of land on the northeast tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Bruce Peninsula separates Georgian Bay from the rest of Lake Huron. Cabot Head is so named in honor of the explorer John Cabot, although Cabot never explored the Great Lakes.
Cabot Head Lighthouse sits 80 feet above the waterline of Georgian Bay. Originally built in 1896, the lighthouse is located on the eastern shore of Wingfield Basin Provincial Nature Reserve, marking a popular inlet for pleasure craft during harsh weather In 1968 the original tower and range light were demolished and replaced with an automated light. Over the next 15 years, The Friends of Cabot Head Lighthouse Organization restored the lighthouse. Today it serves as a museum, and tourists are encouraged to explore the paths throughout the surrounding Nature Reserve.
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  • Just checked the website and it looks like they are closed for another season. This is so disappointing I really wanted to take my friends out there this week while we were visiting.  more »
  • Please note we did not visit this lighthouse. There are clear signs om Dyers Bay Rd stating that there is no access for 2018...but we thought we would take a drive and see it from a distance. The road...  more »
  • Closed for the season, generally in a pretty rough shape - good for a stop over on a bike tour though as the route is nice
  • Nice visit.. very scenic
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