18 July 2016

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Gore Bay (Janet Head) Lighthouse

The Gore Bay lighthouse (also known as the Janet Head lighthouse) was built in 1879 on a point of land named by Lt. Bayfield, the surveyor of Lake Huron in the early 1800s, in honor of his daughter. Attached to the corner of the modest, white two-story house is the square, white 25-foot tall tower. Pretty four and six paned windows illuminate the first and second levels, and a red-trimmed door near the base opens to a bright red, open porch and small stairway. The octagonal lantern room is guarded by a square, white fence and walkway, and inside, a modern beacon has replaced the Fresnel lens.  You can view the light - now a private residence that marks the entrance to the Janet Head Campground, near the town of Gore Bay - from the road nearby.

Accessibility: Private residence - open to the public Jul & Aug 1pm to 3pm Tues to Sat.

Gore Bay

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