Georgian Bay Lighthouses – Huronia Museum Show

In this week’s episode, Huronia Museum curator Jamie Hunter discusses the important role of lighthouses on Georgian Bay and showcases one of the museum’s most unique items, the Lonely Island Lighthouse fresnel.

If you’d like to learn more about Georgian Bay lighthouses, the following book titles are available to purchase at our gift shop as well as via our online store at ShopMidland:

Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia
Guiding Lights, Tragic Shadows: Tales of Great Lakes Lighthouses
Up the Shore: The Lighthouse Years

Lottie Wolf nameplate

In 1892 the wooden sailing vessel, the Lottie Wolf, was carrying a load of corn from Michigan to Collingwood and struck a shoal off Hope Island. The rock on which she struck is now known as Lottie Wolf Rock. The lighthouse keeper on Hope Island retrieved the nameplate. James Barry donated the nameplate to the museum for which we are very grateful.