Since 1858, this lighthouse has saved many lives. It’s our turn. Without funding, this lighthouse will crumble to the ground.
We have done our best to preserve it from further decay. Please help bring it back to it’s glorious state.
Whether you want to simply stay up to date with our progress or volunteer in some capacity, the first step is to join NLPS. Click on the button, fill out the online form and with your $25 minimum donation you are set!
One of six "Imperial Towers" built on the Great Lakes, the Nottawasga 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. Why save this seemingly redundant structure? 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. No contribution to this worthy cause is too small and you too can make a difference in helping us to preserve this unique part of Canada's Great Lakes history. JOIN NLPS as a MEMBER, 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.
"Sandy Acres & Friends"
May 6th you are invited to to an Horse Show and Photography Session at Sandy Acres Equestrian Centre. Proceeds from this event will be shared between the Georgian Triangle Humane Society and the NLPS. Thanks to Jody Ottewell, who is hosting the event on behalf of Sandy Acres Equestrian Centre (Nottawa); Sara Edwards, who is hosting the SE Equestrian in-house Horse Show; Hannah Oakey, the volunteer event administrator/poster designer and our loyal supporter and instigator of the event DOUG BURLOCK who will be doing portrait and/or action shots of horses and their owners at the Sandy Acres Equestrian Centre, as well as neighbouring centres. Beautiful photos for gifts or your memory book! Thanks to all involved.
Print Launch at The Huron Club
a Huge Success
NLPS threw a party to launch the sale of our beautiful Andrew Peycha prints. The Huron Club opened their doors and Georgian Bay Spirit Co. donated their Gin Smash. In the photo are Board members Robert Square and Stephen Emo on the left and on the right Kearney Cooper who supplied the Smash along with Joanne and Ian Duff, owners of the Huron Club. Thanks to all!
Limited Edition Print by Andrew Peycha.
Only 200 signed and numbered prints!
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.