Marine Heritage Society

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The Marine Heritage Society is a not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our community's marine history. The goal of the Society is to identify, preserve and restore material items of marine historical significance and to raise sufficient funds to support these endeavours.

Among other projects, the Society manages the Chantry Island Light Station under agreements and restrictions from the Canadian Coast Guard and the Canadian Wildlife Service.

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Touring Chantry Island

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As you take the 15 minute boat ride to the island you will enjoy the outstanding views of the sandy beach shoreline and the deep blue waters of Lake Huron.

During your two hour guided visit on Chantry Island, you have the opportunity to climb to the top of the Imperial Lighthouse for extraordinary views of the island.

Stroll back in time while visiting the Light Keeper's Cottage as it existed in the late 1800ís, decorated with period furnishings from private donors and the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. You will also see the surrounding gardens and many species of birds.


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Saugeen Shores

The Saugeen Shores website is shared between the municipality and the local Chamber of Commerce. Let this website help you plan your visit when you come to tour Chantry Island.

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Southampton Tennis Club

The Southampton Tennis Club is a thriving seasonal tennis club on the sunny shores of Lake Huron. Visit our website for more information.

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Explore Lake Huron

Learn about the Lake Huron Center for Coastal Conservation. Here you will learn about the different ecosystems around the lake and many of the beautiful areas to visit when in the area.

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Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre offers a journey through thousands of years of natural and human history. Check out their awesome Marine Gallery.

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Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour

Enjoy the Bruce Coast Lighthouse tour. There are 15 different lighthouses for you to explore along the shorelines of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour is a world-class marine heritage experience available in Ontario, Canada.

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Explore the Bruce

Explore the Bruce is the Official Travel web site of Bruce County, one of the most spectacular all season destinations in Ontario. Check out this link for more Lighthouse Destinations.