Monthly Squares

January Squares: Imperial Tower at Twilight

This is my contribution for day six of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

First I must admit that I cheated a little with the title of this post. The official name for the lighthouse is the Chantry Island Lightstation Tower. Although it is more commonly known as the Chantry Island lighthouse locally.

It is an Imperial Tower, one of six built around the Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in the 1850s. No one seems to know where the Imperial Tower name came from.

January Squares: Imperial Tower Light

8 replies on “January Squares: Imperial Tower at Twilight”

No, that’s a cottage by the side of the lighthouse. My theory is that it was a fuel store when they used various flammable oils for the light. You wouldn’t want the flammable liquid stored to close to the lighthouse or keepers cottage.

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