Standing 90′ (30m) above the water, the Cove Island Lightstation tower is the most dramatic structure on the Bruce Peninsula. More than 80′ (25m) in height from its base to the centre of its light, the Cove was built by Scottish stonemason John Brown in a style similar to those at Point Clark and Chantry Island. The tower, original lightkeeper’s stone cottage and fog plant, a workshop, and keepers’ homes make up the lightstation today.

Cove Island lighthouse has been marking safe passage through the perilous strait between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay for sailors since October 30, 1858. The first of the imperial lighthouses to be completed, it sits on Gig Point, the northeast tip of Cove Island, about five miles from mainland harbour of Tobermory Ontario.
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