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Name: Port Colborne Inner Light  

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Also known as: Port Colborne Light

Nearest Town or City:
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Location: On northeast end of west breakwater, southern entrance to Welland Canal, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The Inner Light was the front range light when the Port Colborne range was active, from 1907 to the late 1920s.

Tower Height: 43

Height of Focal Plane: 50

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square pyramidal tower with red lantern, attached to white building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1834

Date Present Tower Built: 1903

Current Use: Active aid to navigation (seasonal).

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouses in Port Colborne can be seen distantly from Lakeview Park.

Keepers: Edward Cochrane, James Fortier, David Fortier, George Irwin, Chester Irwin, Jason Sherk, Hugh Clark, Al Kendrick, Jack Bonisteel, Ted Zack.


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