It's sure to be an informative evening at this edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum. On Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm, author Marc Seguin presents For Want of a Lighthouse: Building the Lighthouses of Eastern Lake Ontario 1828-1914.

Marc will speak about the history of the lighthouses in eastern Lake Ontario which were essential for ships sailing to and from the entrance of the St. Lawrence River.  As canals along the St. Lawrence were improved, more and larger ships used that waterway and more lighthouses were required.  Eventually, more than 60 lighthouses were constructed between Montreal and Prince Edward County, all intended to guide ships safely to their destinations. The talk will focus on the 9 lighthouses that remain standing along the shores of eastern Lake Ontario, he will touch on the many lighthouses along the St. Lawrence River.

Admission is only $3 and tickets are available at the door. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly feature at the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. For more information about a wide array of programming at the Museum & Archives, please visit www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.

 

About Marc:

OntarioHistory.ca has been presenting and preserving aspects of the history of the Province of Ontario, Canada since 2002.  Its founder, Marc Seguin, has French-Canadian roots in the province dating back to the 18th Century when his ancestors settled in the region of Le Détroit in what is now Essex County, Ontario, where Marc was born and raised.  He later lived in York County, Ontario and the Toronto region, and currently resides on the shores of Wellers Bay in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Marc's keen interest in local history has led him to discover fascinating historical fragments in each of these areas of the province.  Many of these fragments have, in turn, led him to larger discoveries and involvement in larger projects such as establishing the heritage preservation organization, Save Our Lighthouses, and publishing books on topics related to his historical research under the banner of Ontario History Press.