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Historic (1840) Lighthouse Restoration

Want to join us in making a difference? The PORT BURWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY is raising money to save and restore our community's historic lighthouse.

Our lighthouse is the oldest wooden lighthouse on the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes and it is now in danger of collapsing. Structural Engineers have determined that 6 of the 8 structural support columns are severely compromised and the entire lighthouse needs to be restored. The initial estimates for the restorations are $1.5M (CAN).

The PORT BURWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY has initiated a community fundraising program to save this iconic artifact, symbolic of Port Burwell's ship faring association with Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes.

The owners of the lighthouse, the Municipality of Bayham, are not looking to allocate funds for this restoration until 2025 at the earliest, but we want to get the ball rolling by funding the more detailed Design and Drawings necessary to apply for Grants as they become available.

We need your help! Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the community of Port Burwell.


  • Sheila (Bradfield) Van Ymeren
    • $100 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Adrian Butscher
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Daniel & Kathy McNeil
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Christina Thomson
    • $100 
    • 2 mos


Roy Sullivan
Port Burwell, ON
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Canada.

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