THUNDER BAY -- The non-profit organization Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior has received a grant to pay for improvements at the Trowbridge Island light station.
The Great Lakes Community Guardian Fund is giving the group $25,000 for a general cleanup at the 94-year-old lighthouse, located off the southeast shore of the Sibley Peninsula.
Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior manages the site under a lease from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
Plans for the project include restoring the shoreline, septic areas and docking station. Some of the cleanup will be done under the water.
Group chair Paul Capon said "This is a wonderful opportunity to restore Trowbridge Lighthouse back to its original state, to further provide a clean environment for future visitors, and coordinate work with the DFO."
This summer, in collaboration with the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, an on-the-water rendezvous will be held at nearby Tee Harbour. Group members and guests will be able to see the Trowbridge Island restoration first-hand.
Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior currently leases three lighthouse sites around the north shore, providing visitors with opportunities to reconnect with the historic significance of the beacons.