Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Burlington's Lighthouse Needs Your Help!

The Beach Canal Lighthouse Group is having a fund-raising street sale, Sunday July 10th from 8am to 2 pm at 871 Beach Boulevard. This lighthouse is the last of its kind left on Lake Ontario. Built in 1858 of white dolomite limestone, it was decommissioned in 1961 and has since been languishing. The Beach Canal Lighthouse Group is hoping one day to see both the lighthouse restored as well as the cottage next to it that the lighthouse keepers lived. The current vice-chair of the group is Sandy Thompson, descendent of George Thompson, lighthouse keeper from 1846-1875. To learn more about the lighthouse and the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group click here.