Just a note to remind you to mark your calendars for our
Our next regular meeting and talk will be held on Monday,
April 3rd at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Doors open
at 7-00pm and the program begins at 7-30 PM.
Lighthouses have always been a part of Nova Scotia’s tourism
product, but this role is overshadowed by their use as a navigation aid for the
vessels, large and small, that over the centuries have plied the inshore and
offshore waters around our province. As new technology has found its way
onto the bridge or into the wheelhouse many of the lighthouses,
especially those off of the main tourist routes, were abandoned, removed or
fell victim to time and weather.
Our talk for April will be presented by retired marine
biologist and author Allan Billard. After travelling the side roads of Nova
Scotia, Allan realized that these lighthouses were a significant part of our
heritage and that local communities were beginning to realize that if the
lights disappeared the local community would be the poorer for their loss.
The result of his travels and explorations is his book
‘Lighthouses of Nova Scotia Discovering their History and
Heritage’. I suspect there will be more to his talk than Peggy’s Cove, so
you are invited to join us and explore these most practical of industrial