Friday, August 29, 2014

Tobermory, Ontario: Big Tub Lighthouse

Portions of Ontario along the Great Lakes have all sorts of lighthouses, and this is a particularly useful one. It's located at the entry to "Big Tub," the larger of two harbors in Tobermory. The water there sort of marks the start of the divide between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Lots of people apparently make the visit there, even if it isn't well marked. When northbound traffic on Highway 6 hits the water, some go right to take the ferry. Others go left and make a short trip on the rim of the Big Tub. The lighthouse is located at the end.

By the way, the water between the two bodies of water is quite shallow, thanks to the Niagara Escarpment that runs mostly underwater in that region. Therefore, there are plenty of shipwrecks in that part of the world. The region has become the scuba diving capital of Canada.

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