Big Tub

Tobermory, Ontario

Located on the westside entrance of Tobermory Harbor stands Big Tub Lighthouse. Still in operation, the present structure was built in 1885, replacing a lamp, which once hung on a tree in this location. The six-sided hexagonal wooden tower is painted white and features several rectangular windows, trimmed in bright red. At the top of the 43 foot tower is a red walkway enclosing the lantern room from which shines a red modern-day beacon. The lighthouse is open to the public each year during Marine Heritage Weekend, held the second week of August.

Directions: At the terminus of Hwy 6 in Tobermory, turn left and follow the road around to the point and Big Tub Lighthouse.