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Burlington Main postcard face - click to enlarge

Burlington Main postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Burlington Main

State: CAN
Year established: 1837
Latitude: 43 deg 17 min 54 sec N
Longitude: 79 deg 47 min 43 sec W
Height above sea level: 55 feet

Original construction:
54-foot octagonal wooden lighthouse structure set on a stone foundation

1858: current cylindrical limestone tower erected after original was destroyed by fire in 1856

deactivated in 1961; tower and light keeper's red brick cottage (1857) currently unused.

The Yacht Club building shown in the postcard burned down in 1915

More information:
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 147
The Lighthouse Group, Beach Beacon (Hamilton, Ont: Vol 1, Feb 2004)