Oakville Lighthouse - 1960

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Oakville newish Lighthouse - build in 1960, at the entrance to the harbour in on 16 Mile Creek. Favorite spot for Oakvilleans to take a walk on summer evenig.

In the 1960's this automated Lighthouse was placed at the end of the pier, replacing a 1889 octagonal wooden lighthouse. The old signal tower is restored and located on the grounds of the Oakville Yacht Club.


Old Oakville is the historic center of the Town of Oakville. The town was settled in 1833. Even the town has grown immensely, but the downtown core retained that small town feeling.

Oakville was named for the abundance of oak trees in the townsite, and to honor the founder of the community, William Chisholm. Chisholm was known as the "White Oak".


I am not happy with the composition, with the lighthouse smack in the middle, but the clouds were in best location on this image.

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Cornleo on July 13

Beautiful sea view, YSL. Greetings Agathe

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Photo taken in Lakeside Park, Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5, Canada
Lakeside Park

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 25, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/08/11 19:55:19
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 21.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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