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Standpipe Information
(photo: 03-2009
Signage: Kincardine + lighthouse

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Kincardine - Ontario
Bruce County. Photo © Bill Paterson

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Area Information
Kincardine is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast, the Bruce Peninsula, as well as Cottage Country.

- The first county settlers arrived at the mouth of the Penetangore River in 1848 transported by the ship, "The Fly".

- The Town of Kincardine was incorporated in 1858. Kincardine is a municipality located on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County in Ontario. The current municipality was created in 1999 by the amalgamation of the Town of Kincardine, the Township of Kincardine, and the Township of Bruce. Compilation

About the standpipe's lihthouse
Legend has it that a scot family headed out onto the lake to make their way to Kincardine, but when the day turned into night and the bad weather approached the family feared they may not find their way. The father began to play his bagpipes and hearing the pipes out on the water a settler in Kincardine grabbed his pipes and began to pipe back, piping the family all the way into the safety of the harbour. So to this day, upon entering the harbour at sunset, you will be piped by the phantom piper who stands atop the lighthouse at the entrance of the harbour.
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