Tobermory’s light helps to guide boats through violent currents, fog and frequent shoals to the safety of the harbour. Numerous shipwrecks offshore testify to the dangers of the sometimes treacherous waters of Georgian Bay and the area has become a mecca for scuba divers from all over the world.
- Address: Big Tub Road, Big Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario
- Province: Ontario
- Year of Visit: 2006, 2012, 2015
Originally constructed in 1885 at a cost of $675, the Big Tub Lighthouse stands forty-three feet high. The original structure was later replaced by the six-sided, fourteen-metre (forty-three-foot) wooden lighthouse seen today.
On our latest August 2015 visit, after a long night of taking in the Perseids Meteor Shower at Halfway Log Dump, we had a little energy left over and headed over to the lighthouse for sunrise shots. We were NOT disappointed!