One of six "Imperial Towers" built on the Great Lakes, the Nottawasga Lighthouse has been an iconic local landmark for over 150 years. With its impressive masonry construction and intricate finishing details of European origin, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse has provided safe passage for both commercial ships and recreational boaters around the treacherous shoals and shallow waters that guard the entrance to Collingwood's harbour.
Having saved countless lives through its 159 year history, the life of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse is now endangered itself and needs saving. Lighthouses such as this have played an integral role in Canada's maritime history and in particular, Collingwood's Shipbuilding past. Although no longer a "lighted" navigational aid, the mere physical presence of this towering structure serves to assist recreational boaters in visually navigating their way safety back to the safe harbour in Collingwood both in good weather and in bad.
The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is a registered charity dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse. Preserving its history for present and future generations of Canadians to enjoy while ensuring its role as a navigational landmark continues.
To learn more about the past history and current status of this unique piece of Canada's maritime heritage, please visit the HISTORY page of this website or CONTACT US for further information as to how you can help us in our Mission to save this unique and iconic structure.
Our thanks go out to two very community minded people. Richard and Laura Wilson, owners of Agnora Glass, very generously donated $50,000.00 to the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society. Our Board of Directors is grateful to be one of the many worthwhile groups supported by the Wilsons. Please visit the Agnora website and learn about this remarkable, state-of-the-art business which employs 75 local workers. Many awards have come their way since the founding in 2011. www.agnora.com
"Sandy Acres & Friends"
Sadly we must announce that the Spring Fundraiser being planned by Sandy Acres Equestrian Centre for Saturday, May 6 has been cancelled. All the rain has made conditions unsafe for the horses and riders. The Stonetree Farm photo sessions with Doug Burlock are scheduled for May 17 and 19 at 5 pm. We will announce a new date for the equestrian event when we have that information. Thanks to all involved.
Print Launch at The Huron Club
a Huge Success
NLPS threw a party to launch the sale of our beautiful Andrew Peycha prints. The Huron Club opened their doors and Georgian Bay Spirit Co. donated their Gin Smash. In the photo are Board members Robert Square and Stephen Emo on the left and on the right Kearney Cooper who supplied the Smash along with Joanne and Ian Duff, owners of the Huron Club. Thanks to all!
Limited Edition Print by Andrew Peycha.
Only 200 signed and numbered prints!
John & Carol Sanders commissioned Andrew Peycha many years ago and he agreed to have his work copied. We are very grateful to him for supporting the restoration of the lighthouse.