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Name: Point Petre Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cherry Valley, Ontario, Canada

Location: Southwest tip of Quinte Island, Lake Ontario

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Photo: Jaqueline Styles
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Point Petre is an active government environmental research facility. A sea serpent -- or "lake monster" -- sighting was reported at Point Petre in 1842.

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 71

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical concrete tower with horizontal red and white stripes.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1833: 62-foot stone tower.

Date Established: 1833

Date Present Tower Built: 1967

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Go to the end of CR 24 off of CR 10. The road ends at the gate to the environmental research station; the lighthouse can be seen from the gate.

Keepers: Mrs. James Burlingham (18??), Guy Scott (1901-1911), Mrs. Buffer Farrington (1912-1927), Howard Lowery (1928-1946), Charles Newman (1947-1967)


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