Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kincardine lighthouse

One of our favourite sights in Kincardine, on Lake Huron was its busy harbour and old lighthouse.
The first settlers at Kincardine arrived by boat, "The Fly", in 1848 led by the town fathers, Allan Cameron and William Withers. The natural port soon became a thriving centre for fishing vessels, salt shipping and passenger ferries. 
The original name, Penetangore, was changed to Kincardine in 1858 to reflect the largely Scottish population of the town and in 1881 the beautiful, wooden lighthouse was built to guide the busy, shipping traffic.
The harbour is now used exclusively for pleasure craft.
and the lighthouse has become a museum.
In the evenings in summer, visitors can hear the eerie sound of the Phantom Piper playing in the lighthouse tower.

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