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Name: Saugeen River Range Front Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Southampton, Ontario, Canada

Location: Entrance to Saugeen River, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This lighthouse is at the end of a pier at the entrance to the Saugeen River. It is virtually identical to the rear range light, which is located on a hill about 2,200 feet behind the front range. This lighthouse also exhibits the Saugeen Light, a fixed white light with a focal plane of 36 feet. The Saugeen Light is visible in all directions on the lake while the range light is visible in the range line only.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 34

Characteristic and Range: Fixed green.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red trim, red vertical stripe facing range line.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1883: Lantern on a mast.

Date Established: 1883

Date Present Tower Built: 1903

Fog Signal: 3 second blast every 20 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Rankin Street, off Highway 21 in Southampton, leads to the Saugeen River range Lights.

Keepers: Joseph Granville (c. 1920s-1941), Lydia Jane Hyatt Granville (1941-1954)


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