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Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse

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Deactivated  1963
Height  14 m
Focal height  29 m
Phone  +1 519-874-4807
Range  19 kilometres (12 mi)
Opened  1840
Province  Ontario
Year first constructed  1840
Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse
Location  Port Burwell Ontario Canada
Tower shape  octagonal frustum tower
Markings / pattern  white tower, red lantern
Original lens  third order Fresnel lens
Address  18 Pitt St, Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0, Canada
Similar  John E Pearce Provincial, Aylmer ‑ Malahide Museum, Gay Lea Dairy Heritage, Sparta Church Museum, Elgin Military Museum

Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse is a historical museum in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada. Located at the mouth of the Big Otter Creek on Lake Erie, the museum and lighthouse reflect upon when Port Burwell was at the height of its fame as a shipbuilding community.

The lighthouse, completed in 1840 and renovated in the 1980s, remains one of Canada's oldest Lighthouses of a completely wooden construction. Present in the museum collection is the most accurate model ever built of the rail car ferry the Ashtabula, which made routine trips between Port Burwell and Ashtabula, Ohio for the purposes of transporting coal. This ship was a mainstay of the Port Burwell shipping experience until the 1950s and played an intricate role in the development of Southern Ontario through its supply of coal energy. The museum's collection includes original Fresnel lenses, finely detailed model ships and a vast assortment of tools, photographs and artifacts dating from the 19th century.

Affiliations

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References

Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse Wikipedia


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