Large Providence Bay Replica Lighthouse to be Installed in 2021

Friday, August 14, 2020

Yesterday, Municipal Council approved a Providence Bay Replica Lighthouse proposal design and placement submitted by the Discovery Centre Board in conjunction with the Providence Bay/Spring Bay Lions Club and the Providence Bay Historical Society.

The replica will be a 35% scale and stand 15 feet tall and is based off of the original 1903 blueprints. It will be located to the West of the Harbour View Centre and will be directly in line with Highway 551 and then Mutchmor St. so that it is viewable travelling south approaching the beach. Construction will take place over the next several months and it will be installed in the late Spring of 2021. The project is accepting donations. Please see the poster for full details.

The Providence Bay Lighthouse operated from 1904 until 1973 and was one of many beacons that aided navigation around Manitoulin Island. Destroyed by fire in 1973, the foundations are still visible at the original site on the Eastern most point of Providence Bay. The original lighthouse was nearly 45 ft. in height.

Donate Today!

Make donations payable to "The Municipality of Central Manitoulin & indicate "Providence Bay Replica Lighthouse" in the memo line.  Donations over $10.00 are eligible for a charitable receipt.  Mail cheques to P.O. Box 187 Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0 

For more information contact the Discovery Centre Board Chairperson Alex Baran at 705-377-4755 or email 

Providence Bay Replica Lighthouse Poster

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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