• Constructed between 1855-1857 by contractor John Brown.
  • Unique architectural characteristics:
    • Impressive and intricate masonry construction
    • Elegant design: Corbelled gallery, handsome cast iron lantern, lion head rain spouts and domed copper roof.
    • Constructed between 1855-1857 by contractor John Brown.
  • One of six Imperial Towers built on the Great Lakes
  • Testament to the establishment of safe navigation routes along the coastal waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
  • Measures 85 feet in height
  • The Nottawasaga Lighthouse was first lit in 1858, the year the Town of Collingwood became incorporated.
  • The structure was decommissioned in 2003 by the Canadian Coast Guard.
  • Light replaced by solar- power but the Coast Guard stopped maintaining the lighthouse and the light stopped working in 2010.
Nottawasaga Lighthouse contractor John Brown who built the Imperial Towers.

Lighthouse contractor John Brown who built the Imperial Towers on Georgian Bay.

One of the unique gargoyle spouts that channel water from the lantern room roof gutters.

One of the unique gargoyle spouts that channel water from the lantern room roof gutters.

The “made in France” copper lantern room & glazing with corbelled gallery.

The “made in France” copper lantern room & glazing with corbelled gallery.

 

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse seen in better days with Lighthouse keeper's house and a nice coat of whitewash.

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse seen in better days with Lighthouse keeper’s house and a nice coat of whitewash.