“Burlington Ship Canal Lighthouse & Keeper’s Cottage”
The stone lighthouse at the Burlington Ship Canal has been standing for 161 years to guide ships into the canal. This lighthouse replaced an earlier structure that burned down in 1856. Together with its adjacent keeper’s cottage, these two buildings are the oldest still-standing structures on Hamilton’s “Beach Strip.”
Dundasian Stewart Patch will tell us the history of these buildings and their relationship with the nearby railway bridges that crossed the canal in this location. He’ll also talk about the present efforts of the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group to preserve these buildings and make them accessible again to the public. This is the third Speakers Night of 2020.
Presentation 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Members Free, Guests $4.00 pp