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Windmill Point Light
Wexford, Ontario

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Date Established: 1872
Date Present Tower Built: 1825

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Open to Public?: Yes, park is open and tower can be climbed when open in Summer.

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Description
Windmill Point was originally named because this was a windmill when it was built in the 1820's. The lighthouse stands on what is now a Canadian Historical Site -- The Battle for the Windmill, which took place in 1838. The windmill was converted to a lighthouse in 1872 and served as one until 1978.

The lighthouse is of conical stone construction with a red lantern room.

I was fortunate to be able to see this light both from land as well as from the St Lawrence River on a recent trip.


Submitted by: lighthousephoto Date posted: Sat Jun 5, 2010 Views: 1914