Protect & Preserve
Sealed up to prevent further decay
The emerald Turquoise waters of Georgian Bay
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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.
Collector's Edition Hardcover Book $99
Purchase this lovely book and support the restoration of our lighthouse!
Limited Edition Print by Andrew Peycha.
Only 200 signed and numbered prints
GET YOURS BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!
Also available at:
- The Georgian Frame Gallery 172 Hurontario St. 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.
Paul Avery Video
Lighthouse Presentation by Joan Walters
Michael Storey Hawkwood Films
Leishman's Pottery at Christies Clothing
These beautiful pieces from Leishman Pottery are available now at Christie's Clothing for Men, Women & Children. They are a fine collaboration of talents. Leishmans produced the pieces using the design from Collingwood Web Design and Loose Goose Canada and Christie's co-ordinated the effort. Thanks to all involved. The NLPS will receive $$ from each sale.
National Trust for Canada 2018 Governor's Award
The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is pleased to announce that we have received national recognition for our restoration efforts. People who follow our progress are amazed at what we have accomplished. It is an honour to receive this award.
Robert Square, NLPS Board Member/Government Liaison