Light Tower, near Cobourg. (Lake Ontario), W. H. Bartlett
Credit: Canadian Scenery Vol. 2, N. P. Willis, James S. Virtue, 1842
The force of the wind and water several times necessitated rebuilding or repairs to this structure
There is some doubt as to the accuracy of Bartlett’s representation of the Peter Rock Light Tower, also known as the Gull Island Light Tower. However, this etching does give a faithful representation of the boats found on Lake Ontario in the 1840s when Bartlett visited Canada.
The Peter Rock Light Tower, which was on a reef about half way between Cobourg and Port Hope to the west, has been replaced by a small light buoy.