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First Southeast Shoal Lightship

The threat of the Southeast Shoal grew with the increase of lake shipping prior to the 1900's. Southeast Shoal, however, was in Canadian waters and the government there did not see fit to locate a light in that area. The United States Lighthouse Board, on the other hand, said that the site was in Canadian waters and not their problem. As a compromise, the Lake Carriers Association chartered this lightship to guard the shoal. On June 5th, 1910, the private lightship was replaced by a Canadian government vessle. Today a "heli-pad type" light is in this place.

Established: 1901
Status: Removed
Location: Southeast Shoal, Ontario


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