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Progress Update – April, 2012

A small group, including Keith and I, Jim Lee, Kent MacLean, Eric Ellsworth and others met at the North Shore Community center on April 5th and formed an “ad-hoc” committee to move forward in our commitment to save and adopt Covehead Lighthouse.  We discussed the progress that has been made so far and the work that has to be done prior to May, 2015.

Our main focus was to plan for a larger community gathering to discuss the future plans for Covehead Lighthouse and we decided on a  meeting date of April 26th, 2012 at 7:30pm at North Shore Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

We will provide information at the meeting about the process that we need to undergo to keep Covehead Lighthouse for our community.  We will also be looking for volunteers  to assist us in forming an organization that will guide the process of acquiring our lighthouse as well as a group that would be willing to form a Board of Directors that is committed to keeping the process moving forward.

Progress Update

We have completed STEP #1 of the Petition Process and have received word that after their review, the DFO has indicated that our Covehead Lighthouse is eligible to be considered for designation under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act.  They have determined that the Lighthouse is surplus to its operational requirements and may be designated if it meets the established designation criteria and if a person or body submits a written commitment to buy or otherwise acquire the lighthouse and to protect its heritage character. That process must be completed by May, 2015.

So, to accomplish that requirement, it is time to move on to STEP #2.  What that means is that those of us who want to see the Covehead Lighthouse preserved need to form a volunteer association to represent the Light.   This group’s focus will be to determine whether acquiring Covehead Lighthouse is feasible and then to develop a business plan for  it’s future acquisition and ongoing maintenance.

We are looking for volunteers!  Join our Facebook Page or email us at

We can also be reached by calling the Sandpiper at  1-800-671-2272.