Lighthouses

Lighthouses in Ontario,Canada - from Lake Erie to Tobermory Most of the lighthouses on Lake Erie and across Canada have been decomissioned, they are not needed now that ships use modern GPS navigational aids. Some of them, for example in Port Colborne

The Point Abino Lighthouse near Fort Erie, can be visited on Saturdays during the summer. The town of Fort Erie owns and helps maintain the lighthouse with the help of a volunteer group. Tickets are $6 for a one hour escorted tour. Most of the int...
A view from the lower deck of the Point Abino Lighstation. This classical style lighhouse is one of the more attractive ones on the Great Lakes. Constructed of poured concrete it shows the marks of the wooden forms used in construction. Now decomm...
At the outer end of the breakwater in Port Colborne, there's a lighthouse also know as "the foghorn" Before Electricity, diesel powered horns helped ships navigate into the South end of the Welland Canal before modern navigation aids. The mournful...
The inner Lighthouse in Port Colborne stands at the Southern end of the Welland ship canal that provides passage between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.Most lighthouses in Canada are no longer necessary having been replaced by GPS and other modern nav...
This foghorn sits the outer arm of the breakwater at the southern end of the Welland Canal. A navigation light and a foghorn helped guide ships into the Port Colborne Harbour in darkness and bad weather. The foghorn has long since been removed, mo...
The interior of the inner lighthouse in Port Colborne is in remarkably good shape in spite of many years with no occupancy. Most Lighthouses in Canada now are automated and lighthouse keepers are not needed. The building has been locked up and req...
From the light platform of the foghorn lighthouse, you can get sweeping views of the lake, Port Colborne and ships entering the south end of the Welland Canal bound for Lake Ontario
The outer lighthouse is also known as the foghorn. Located on the southern end of the breakwater at the Lake Erie end of the Welland canal, a navigation light and fog horn warned sailors they were approaching the harbour. With modern navigation ai...
The inner lighthouse in Port Colborne is in need of repair. With modern navigation aids, most lighthouses in Canada are abandoned and either slated for demolition or up for sale.Volunteer organizations have been powerwashing and cleaning the struc...
At the Tobermory Lighthouse, tourist, swimmers, divers and photographers gather on the rocks to enjoy the scenery and crystal clear water.