Case Study

Nottawasaga Island vs Chantry Island – A Precedent

  • Low water levels similar to Georgian Bay
  • Bird nesting sanctuary (cormorant issue)
  • Rebuilt original keeper’s house based on original blueprints.
  • Height and structure very similar
  • Close proximity to nearby harbour
  • Ideal location for tourism opportunities
  • Historic marine location.
  • Southampton (Saugeen Shores) actively supported revenue-generating efforts to restore and preserve the Chantry Island Lighthouse and keepers house
  • Chantry Island has enjoyed 12,000+ visitors since restoration with a tour boat operating daily seasonally
  • Chantry Island has become self-sufficient with operating and maintenance costs and continue to revitalize and promote their island and surrounding community.