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Lighthouse shines again for one night only

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse shone brightly on Nov. 30.

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse in Collingwood’s harbour shone again for one night.

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) installed a temporary light in the tower and had it shining into the water on Friday, Nov. 30.

The tower was lit to mark the 160th anniversary of the first light being lit in that tower on Nov. 30, 1858.

According to Stephen Emo, chair of the NLPS, the preservation society is continuing to work with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on an agreement to transfer ownership of the tower to the NLPS.

“We hope that we may have this by the end of the year or early in 2019,” said Emo.

The group has been working to preserve the lighthouse after a lightning strike caused the exterior of the building to start crumbling and fall off. The lighthouse is currently wrapped in a heavy duty tarp to protect the building.

Eventually, the NLPS has plans to rehabilitate the lighthouse, rebuild the port on the island, and build a new lightkeeper's house to complete an eco-tourism exhibit.

Find out more about NLPS and the group’s fundraising efforts here.

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter and editor. She has 15 years of experience as a local journalist
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