Hello to all you lighthouse lovers.
Where does the time go? Can it really be that 2022 is drawing to a close? Even before Fiona happened, great changes were becoming evident in PEI through an influx of new permanent residents and you all know the changes that came from Fiona! It seems like the PEI government is quickly ramping up for increased protection of the shorelines, having seen the damage that can come so quickly and extensively. I just count us as lucky that "our" lighthouse fared so well. That is a tribute to those who built it and our legacy will be to preserve it going forward.
Thank you for your part in that and best wishes for the new year from the SPLHS Board and volunteers.
Bill Morton - President
Click "Download File" link below to download the Minutes from the 2022 AGM
The Board of Directors of the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society invites you to join them for the 2022 edition of the Annual General Meeting to be held Thursday, August 25th, at 7:00 pm.
The AGM will take place at the Rossiter Park Pavilion on Riverside Dr. in Morell.
In view of the limited space, we kindly ask that you rsvp by email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org that you wish to attend. In addition, attendees are respectfully encouraged to wear masks for this occasion.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Members and friends of St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society
There is very sad news today, I’m afraid.
We regret to inform you that our fearless leader Thomas (Tom) Moore has passed away in Toronto. I am sure many of you are shocked as it is hard to imagine a stronger or more determined man.
His relentless forward motion to get the lighthouse to its current state, to get it safely funded and to gather together as many like-minded people as possible from near and far to protect and maintain it, has been extraordinary.
His obvious passion has been infectious and all of you have pitched in somehow when inspired by his love of PEI, its people and his love for one little old lighthouse in the dunes.
Tom was an accomplished architect and artist with a commitment to excellence. He had great respect for the environment as well as the work and expertise of local trades and professionals. He was always seeking and encouraging ways of building partnerships with the local community such as through participation in the River Run festival, supporting the Morell Fire Department and promoting local initiatives.
We know that you join us in recognizing this accomplishment. He surely is our honorary lighthouse keeper. It meant so much to him that all of you, from all walks of life and from a wide range of places, chose to focus your care on this old lighthouse.
The family have asked that condolences and memories of Tom be emailed to email@example.com
Tom’s obituary in the Globe and Mail - Click here
Donations in memory of Tom to his favourite cause, the lighthouse, can be contributed to the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or by cheque payable to St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society c/o: Chris Hutt • 125 Creek Rd • Morell, PE • C0A1S0
N.B. Kindly indicate on your cheque that this is a memorial contribution in memory of Tom Moore.
On the cold, windy, misty morning of June 7th 2020 George Dewar, a well known P.E.I. Ham Radio amateur operator and enthusiast, began setting up his tall portable antenna in the small parking area in front of the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse.
Once that was complete he began pulling out and organizing the cables, battery packs, and his HAM radio itself and established a portable radio station out of the back seat of his 4 door Subaru sedan.
The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society maintains a list of 15,000 lighthouses and the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse has the designation CAN "478". It is the 5th of the 8 on P.E.I. that George has operated from.
Over the next 3 or so hrs. he made 135 contacts including stations as far away as Northern Ireland, the east coast of Spain, and New Mexico.
Energetic, engaging, and excited to share information, George radiates positive energy and is a pleasure to be around.
For more photos, a .kml file you can upload to google earth to see all the contacts George made, or information on becoming a HAM radio operator on P.E.I., click this link.
We thank Dennis Taylor for this contribution....". The date on the pictures is 1925. While cleaning them up, and blowing up the wharf picture, there is an oval commercial sign hanging on the wharf. It looks like "Imperial" but I can't say with 100% assurance. I don't know if Imperial Oil would have had a fueling facility on the wharf back then.I've also (included) a more recent picture, from 1948. I know my father took it, as I am the little one running in the sand..."
Greetings from the SPHLS!
There is but one week left to pay to reserve your spot for the SPHLS Fundraising Banquet coming up on Aug. 19th! All details can be found below.
If you have already paid to reserve your spot, please note that your name will be registered on the reservation list at the Entrance when you attend the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Jo Anne Morton
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