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Mohawk Island Lighthouse

By the earhy 1930s, this light was on the way to obsolescence. Like traffic in the depression years was dwindling in this region and the route that led to the Welland Canal was moved it greater distance from this lighthouse. Then in 1932, the keeper and his son were trapped in the ice while leaving the light at the end of the season and froze to death. The next season the light was automated and later replaced by a lighted bouy. Today the light is abandoned and in a bad state of decay. Soon it will probably be claimted by Lake Erie just like its last keeper.

Established: 1848
Status: Inactive (ruins)
Location: 2.2km (1.4 miles) offshore just east of Port Maitland, Ontario.


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