This is the last bunch, expect for the other 140 or so pictures I didn’t post. It’s good to have limits.
As always, click any photo to view larger on Flickr.
Our last island (apart from tiny Echo Island) before Flowerpot, is the rather large Cove Island, the highlight of which is the Cove Island Lighthouse. This marks the main shipping entrance to Georgian Bay from Lake Huron. Some very large ships depend on this beacon. Dating back to 1858, this 80 foot-tall structure is one of a series of six nearly identical early lighthouses called The Imperial Towers, built on Lake Huron by the Canadian Government.
A view of the Cove Island Lighthouse with the Chi-Cheemaun disappearing into the distance on its way across the open waters towards Manitoulin Island.
Here we see the residence (no longer in use) of the Flowerpot Island light keeper. The light keeper would live here from May to October, with his family joining him for the summer months. They would have gardens and rasie vegetables, and one even kept a cow. These days, the light, seen at far left in this photo, is an automated beacon (as they are in all lighthouses now) and the residence is just a stop along the hiking trail.
This is the larger of the two flowerpots on Flowerpot Island, standing at about 50 feet tall. The smaller, still out of view to the left, stands about 35 feet.
Here we see both Flowerpot Island flowerpots, the larger one in the background, the smaller one in the foreground. In the original, there are probably two dozen people enjoying the rocky beach and coastline. In this version, I carefully removed all but one of those people. See if you can find the remaining human. No hints except to say that the word “topless” is in effect.
You’ll need to view the original size to find the remaining human.
This concludes our tour of Fathom Five National Marine Park. Stay tuned for photos from Blue Heron’s Sunset Cruise, which I may do next week. And no, they’re not paying me. They should.