Port Colborne Lighthouses

Beautiful monuments to the early days of the Welland Canal

Located in Gravelly Bay in Port Colborne, these two iconic lighthouses played a vital role in the operation of the Welland Canal, the main commercial route connecting ships from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.

Light beaming from the inner lighthouse, built in 1902, was visible from 12 miles away. The outer lighthouse, built in 1928, once boasted the loudest foghorn on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes.

While the two marine beacons have been decommissioned, tours are held during Port Colborne’s Canal Days by the Friends of the Port Colborne Lighthouses. History buffs will be rewarded for tracking down Erno Rossi, the spry, 80-year-old leader of the organization – he’s a one-man encyclopedia of the region’s lore.

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Port Colborne Outer Lighthouse, King St, Port Colborne, ON L3K, Canada

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Ranked #11 of 26 things to do in Port Colborne

janinecarr

Niagara Falls, Canada

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Many events were happening.Music on bandstand.Tall ships in the Canal,Tour of Light house.Amusement park rides.Craft venue and food trucks.Well organized, All weekend different itinerary but...

Kate K

Port Colborne, Canada

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I took the boat trip out to the lighthouse during Canal Days. It's a fun adventure but not necessarily suited to everyone. To get to the top of the lighthouse, you have to climb up quite vertical...

Cheryl M

Port Colborne, Canada

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Had a very enjoyable tour of our local lighthouse and the history behind it- with a water taxi ride right up to the house! Our guide was a former history teacher who filled us in on the background of...

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