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.
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.
Thank you to all who got tickets to support the Lighthouse Restoration!! We really appreciate your support. The 3 prizes winners are as follows:
1st Prize Stephanie Jourdain
2nd Prize Sue Bragg
3rd Prize Aranka Jones
Cheers & Enjoy
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.
Nottawasaga Mechanical Gives Back Starts Again Jan. 16th until Mar. 31st
Set a DAILY reminder on your phone/email to VOTE for Nottawasaga Lighthouse to receive $1000 .
Contest closes March 31st
Paul Avery Video
Michael Story Hawkwood Films
Limited Edition Print by Andrew Peycha.
Only 200 signed and numbered prints
GET YOURS BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!
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.
The Board of Directors of the NLPS is seen here with Eha Kajak who has made a generous donation in honour of her late husband, Rupert Bronsdon, developer and founder of Lighthouse Point and Rupert's Landing. The donation will be used for the restoration of the lantern room. Thank you Eha! Thanks also to Sherry Budovitch Rioux for the photo. It was good seeing you both at our barbecue.