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Pelee Island Lighthouse To Be Restored


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The abandoned Pelee Island Lighthouse, Lake Eire, ...
Photo by: Rick Guenther

The 1833 Doomsday Listed Pelee Island Lighthouse on the Canadian side of Lake Erie is finally being saved thanks in part to the efforts of local volunteers and the Pelee Island Heritage Centre.

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Pelee Island Lighthouse from a photograph taken ...
Photo by: William A. Kellerman

The lighthouse was discontinued back in 1909 and has been abandoned ever since. Although $75,000 has been raised so far, much of that money has been spent on placing tons of boulders at the base of the lighthouse to prevent further erosion. The volunteers need a lot more money to restore the lighthouse. Donations can be sent to:

Relight The Lighthouse Committee

P.O. Box 01

Pelee Island, Ontario N0R 1M0


This story appeared in the March 2000 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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