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Name: Great Duck Island Light (ON)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Burnt Island, Ontario, Canada

Location: Off southwestern Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Dianne Ewart
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Telephone: 905-688-4360

Contact Address Information:
43 Church St., Suite 707
St. Catharines
Ontario, L2R 7E1, Canada

The island, other than the light station, is privately owned.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 108

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 3 seconds, visible for 17 miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1931 keeper's house.

Earlier Towers?
1877: 54-foot white, square pyramidal tower with a red, polygonal iron lantern; dwelling attached.

Date Established: 1877

Date Present Tower Built: 1918

Optics: 1877: 6 lamps with 22

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: William Purvis (1877-1897); John Purvis (1898-1911); Norman R. Smith (1912-1919); William Boyle (1919-1930); William Rumley (1931-1936 and 1945-1947); Frank Fowler (1937- c. 1944); Bob Leeson (1948-1949); John D. Grant (1950); Frank Rourke (1959-1965); Alex Purvis (?); Jim Rumley (1972); Robert Nelder (1972); Joe Thibault (1972); Douglas Clow (1982-1989)


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