On Saturday, June 11th, 2011 the grand opening of the Stokes Bay Lighthouse was celebrated.
The Museum is grateful to the staff at Bruce County Tourism, MacGregor Point Provincial Park, the residents of Stokes Bay and our many volunteers for saving this historical landmark. It is now overlooking Fairy Lake at the back of the Museum for your viewing pleasure!
The 103 year old lighthouse, was once at Stokes Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. It was saved from destruction when the Canadian Coast Guard made the decision to decommission it.
The lighthouse was transported to Southampton in December, 2009, and in April, was moved to its final home at the Museum overlooking Fairy Lake. Volunteers, spearheaded by Mike Sterling of Southampton, spent hundreds of hours restoring it.
Listen to the Stokes Bay Song – written and performed by David Archibald
Watch the move of the Stokes Bay Light Range to the Museum