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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….

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

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About the BCLG

The BCLG is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Ontario Historical Society.

Formed in 2003, the BCLG’s goal is to unite people who are interested in the preservation and interpretation of the Burlington Canal Light Station, comprising the 1858 stone tower and the adjacent 1857 brick keeper’s cottage.

October 18th of this year will mark the 160th anniversary of the completion and first illumination of the lantern atop the tower that was built to guide ships into the nearby canal.

Our objectives are:

  • Restore both the lighthouse and the keeper's cottage, with public access provided to both buildings,
  • Construct an interpretation centre and maritime museum, in cooperation with the Hamilton Port Authority, to celebrate the history of the canal, the lightstation and the development of Hamilton Harbour as a major port,
  • Collect and display materials relating to the history and significance of the lightstation, the canal, and the Port of Hamilton,
  • Operate the lightstation and interpretative centre as an ongoing legacy for Hamilton and the surrounding area.