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MILESTONE ~ In November 2009 the BCLG reached an important milestone in our project when the City of Hamilton agreed to begin the process of taking ownership of the light station site. Read more….


Coming soon! Heritage Month – Burlington BCLG Display, and the BCLG website launch! Read more...

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A note on the panoramic image at the top of this page. Click anywhere on the image to explore the Beach Canal Lighthouse environs, or use the buttons to navigate. To view a high-resolution panorama, click here.

Welcome to the BCLG Website!

light house

The Burlington Canal Light Station is located at the entrance to Hamilton Harbour, on the south side of the canal and at the northern terminus of Hamilton's portion of the Beach Strip. It comprises an 1858 stone Imperial tower  and an 1857 brick keeper's cottage. It is our group's goal to acquire the buildings or obtain a long-term lease arrangement, whereby they could be restored and made publicly accessible. Go to About BCLG for more details. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the BCLG and our objectives after exploring our website, please come to our next General Meeting (details below). If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to send us a message (contact us). 

Next General Meeting (AGM): 
Sunday, November 14, 2 pm 

Virtual Meeting hosted by the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority via ZOOM link: Meeting ID: 528 444 6882

A formal announcement of the transfer of the Burlington Canal Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) is in the planning stage and will hopefully take place on site sometime in October. The keeper’s cottage will be restored in situ but the lighthouse will be moved a short distance to the Fisherman’s Pier area owned by the Hamilton Port Authority (HOPA) adjacent to Hamilton Harbour.  See article: “Historic Hamilton beach strip lighthouse to be restored – and relocated”, The Hamilton Spectator, 25 June 2021 (  Start dates for the lighthouse move and urgent repairs to the keeper’s cottage are still being worked out.    

To be determined and posted closer to the time of the meeting.