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Name: Porphyry Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Location: Entrance to Black Bay, Lake Superior.


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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Tower Height: 48

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Iron skeletal tower with white slatwork daymark.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1873: Square wooden building, 36 feet high, painted white.

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1960

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
Accessible by boat only.

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