The Cape Sable Light will be the subject of a historical society talk on Oct. 7.
This month, at the ripe old age of 90, Nova Scotia’s tallest lighthouse is getting its first professional coat of paint since 1923. Those applied by its keepers over the years have just about disappeared, leaving the tower bare and ugly, with repainting very costly. Caring people formed a group to take on the challenge of raising the funds.
Linda Symonds is the secretary of that group, The Friends of the Cape Light, and on Oct. 7 Cape Sable Historical Society’s President, Boyd Scott, will introduce her and Clark’s Harbour Mayor, Leigh Stoddart, to represent the tireless corps of visionaries who were determined that the appearance of the tower and immediate grounds be restored to past standards, when stations were staffed and well-kept. With that vision bright before them, they started the inevitable meetings; in no time, sleeves were rolled up – both figuratively and in fact, on both dry land and the sea – well, the Hawk Inlet, which is windy and choppy enough – and pretty much stay that way.
With other friends in attendance, they will report on the various ways the group has been working to get $90,000.
People can hear all about the effort during the gathering at the Old Court House, Barrington, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Then have tea and cookies, and chat.