become a part
of our group
In May 2003, two residents of the Beach Strip approached the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the owner of the Light Station, to discuss placing the structure in preservation. Encouraged by the positive response of the DFO representatives, they began to organize what became the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group.
On November 16th, 2003, thirty-two people attended a founding meeting. To date, over 200 have joined the group, including city councillors from both Hamilton and Burlington, engineers, artists, architects, members of local heritage organizations, and the last lighthouse keeper, Peter Coletti, now retired and living in New Brunswick. In June of 2004, the BCLG was incorporated by being accepted as an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society