Mid 1800's French craftsmanship at it's best.
A Beacon of Hope
Guiding the way for generations of ships
Photo courtesy of Paula Carasco
Protect & Preserve
Sealed up to prevent further decay
The emerald Turquoise waters of Georgian Bay
One of six "Imperial Towers" built on the Great Lakes, the Nottawasaga 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.
We need your help to preserve this unique part of Canada's Great Lakes history. Joining the NLPS as a MEMBER is FREE, make a DONATION or VOLUNTEER to help in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with.
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.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation
The NLPS wishes to acknowledge the Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.
- This statement can be found on the resources page of the Environment Office of the SON
Limited Edition Print
by Andrew Peycha $125.00
Only 200 signed and numbered prints
GET YOURS BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!
Also available at:
- The Georgian Frame Gallery Collingwood
- Matilda Swanson Gallery Thornbury
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.