Mid 1800's French craftsmanship at it's best.
A Beacon of Hope
Guiding the way for generations of ships
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.
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.
3rd Annual Community BBQ
THANK YOU to Ray & Wyn Smith who generously hosted at their private residence where the grounds overlook our picturesque Nottawasaga Lighthouse.
Weather was perfect. THANK YOU to the local businesses for sponsoring this event!
Most of all, THANK YOU to the members for attending & supporting NLPS! It was really nice to see familiar & new faces who came out to support our cause!
Collector's Edition Hardcover Book
$19 from every sale goes toward the restoration of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse
Paul Avery Video
Michael Story Hawkwood Films
Lighthouse Point, Daniel McLaughlin & Lighthouse Jazz
A Benefit Concert was held June 30th at the Rupert Brondson Community Centre for the NLPS where $3000 was raised. Thank you to Lighthouse Point & Thank you Daniel McLaughlin & Lighthouse Jazz band for the generous donation of the sale of your CDs. All who attended enjoyed the afternoon.
Looking for Artwork of our beautiful Nottawasaga Lighthouse?
Talented Shirra Harris has a piece for you.
“The Collingwood Imperial Lighthouse”
72”x 40” Oil on wood with a white washed maple frame $2400.00. Free shipping to Toronto, Barrie, Collingwood and surrounding areas.
Half of the sale goes directly to help restore the Lighthouse through the NLPS.