Point Clark LighthouseAfter nearly 5 years of restoration, the Point Clark Lighthouse and Museum will be re-opening this June! Museum and Tour Hours Tours of the Lighthouse and Museum will commence in mid-June and run until Labour Day. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekend sunset group tours available by pre-booking. A grand re-opening celebration will be held in conjunction with the Canada Day festivities on June 27th. Be sure to return to Point Clark in August for the new two-day Lighthouse Festival.
The Point Clark Lighthouse is a National Historic Site and was one of the first ‘imperial towers’ to flash its light. Six of these majestic towers were built by John Brown on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in the 1850s. Built of limestone from nearby Inverhuron, the Point Clark Lighthouse stands 26.5 metres (80 feet) high, featuring 112 steps to get to the top. The stone tower is topped by a 12-sided lantern framed in cast iron, with a domed roof. A bronze lion head at each angle of the eaves directs rainwater away from the tower. The light stands 87 feet from the base of the tower. In 2009, The Point Clark Lighthouse was honoured to be one of six lighthouses chosen from across Canada to decorate a postage stamp. The lighthouse was acquired by Parks Canada in 1967 to commemorate the vital role of lighthouses in navigation on the Great Lakes. The lightkeeper’s dwelling, built at the same time as the Lighthouse, is now operated as a museum by the Township of Huron-Kinloss.
Over the past 5 years, the Lighthouse has undergone extensive reconstruction. Scaffolding and tarps have covered the Lighthouse Tower during the construction period, while workers replaced old, crumbling stones and installed new windows. To date over 300 stones have been replaced, the entire tower has been re-grouted and two coats of white-wash applied. If you are interested in learning more about the restoration, please visit the Lighthouse Museum to watch a video of the process.
Date Posted: April 29, 2015 6:02 pm
2015 MembershipClick on the Join page for the 2015-2016 Application. Please note that the fee has increased to $40 and there will be a late fee applied after August 31.
Date Posted: April 16, 2015 11:06 am
The Deep - Canada’s nuclear waste will be deadly for 400,000 years. What town would like the honour of hosting it?Click here to view article from The Globe and Mail.
Date Posted: March 13, 2015 11:11 am
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Date Posted: March 12, 2015 11:10 am
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Date Posted: March 9, 2015 11:10 am
Deep Geological Repository ProcessThe Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has completed the first phase of preliminary assessment for the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Based on the work undertaken the township has been assessed as having strong potential to meet site selection requirements.
Preliminary Assessments are the third of nine steps in a multi-year process for evaluating potential suitability of communities to host a deep geological repository for Canada’s used nuclear fuel and long-term goals and vision.
The next phase of work involves more intensive community learning and engagement. Work will take on a broader focus to include First Nation and Metis communities in the area as well as neighbouring municipalities. Preliminary fieldwork will also begin, including geological surveys, and at a later date, limited borehole drilling, to further assess geology and site suitability against technical safety requirements.
Date Posted: February 11, 2015 10:57 am
Lighthouse Re-Opening in 2015A few years in the making, the Point Clark Lighthouse Restoration is now almost complete! The only work remaining on the tower is the two rows of stone below grade level. To date over 300 stones have been replaced, the entire tower has been re-grouted, and two coats of whitewash applied. At this time we anticipate the completion of all restorations by spring. The grand re-opening of the Lighthouse Museum will be announced in the spring.
Date Posted: February 4, 2015 10:58 am
Natural Gas InitiativeThe joint efforts of the Municipalities of Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie and Huron-Kinloss have focused on preparing a business case for Bruce Gas with a mandate of bringing natural gas to the areas. The business plan was released to the public in October after which meetings have been held with senior staff of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Energy and Ontario Energy Board.
At this stage, while the benefits of natural gas are substantial, costs for low-density systems such as this are expensive. Creative options are needed for Bruce Gas Initiative to proceed.
No decisions will be made until all financial implications are understood and only after a complete community consultation process.
Date Posted: October 16, 2014 10:57 am
Point Clark Beach Association Annual Business MeetingPoint Clark Beach Association Annual Business Meeting
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Point Clark Community Centre
Date Posted: August 16, 2014 10:53 am
Point Clark Beach Association General MeetingPoint Clark Beach Association General Meeting
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Point Clark Community Centre
Date Posted: July 12, 2014 10:54 am