The Kincardine Lighthouse was built in 1880 to service a busy fishing and local salt shipping industry in Kincardine, it is the only lighthouse built right “downtown”. It sits 24 meters (74 feet) on top of a two-story keeper’s house. The eight-sided tower rests on a stone foundation. The three levels of the lighthouse are joined by almost perpendicular well worn staircases totaling 69 steps, climbed at least twice daily by past light keepers. Barrels of kerosene, used to fuel the lamp, were hoisted up these stairs by the keepers. Today, the keeper’s house and tower are home to a marine museum and the lighthouse is maintained by the Kincardine Yacht Club so that sailors, recreational boaters, and commercial fishermen can still use the light to enter the Kincardine harbour.
- 236 Harbour St, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X9, Canada
- July 1st to Labour Day: 11am to 5pm daily
- 519-396-3150, 800-268-3838
236 Harbour St, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X9, Canada
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