Name: Shaganash Island Lighthouse


Established: 1910
Constructed: 1922

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Shaganash Island Lighthouse is a 9.4 metres (30.5 feet) tall, square-tapered wooden lighthouse situated on Island No.10, on the north shore of Lake Superior. After the original lighthouse burned down, the current tower was built in 1922 and operated as both a coastal light directing vessels to the city’s harbour, and a range light identifying safe passage through a rock-strewn channel. The lighthouse was an important navigational aid that supported the silver mining, pulpwood, and fishing industries. By the mid-twentieth century, the pulpwood industry had receded and was replaced by growing recreational boat traffic that continues to navigate the lake today. Located approximately 55 kilometres from Thunder Bay, it remains a well-known landmark and navigational aid.


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