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Name: St. Ignace Light (ON)  

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Also known as: Talbot Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Rossport, Ontario, Canada

Location: Three miles from St. Ignace Island, Lake Superior.

All three keepers of this lighthouse died at or close to the station, leading to the nickname "Lighthouse of Doom." This was the first Ontario lighthouse on Lake Superior; it was one of six lighthouses built as a system of aids from Collingwood to Fort William. The other five were located in Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white; range 8 miles.

Description of Tower: White, square wooden tower on stone foundation.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1866

Date Deactivated: 1873

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: William Perry (1867), Thomas Lamphier (c. 1867-1868), Andrew Hynes (c. 1868-1872)


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