Medway Head Lighthouse officially ours!

Wednesday June 11th, 2014 began with sunny skies and warm breezes to greet the ceremonies that transferred ownership of the lighthouse and lands from the Dept of Fisheries and Oceans to the Medway Head Lighthouse Society (MHLS).
In addition to the audience of some 70 plus, representatives from federal, provincial and municipal departments took part in the ceremonies. Also family members from three of the recent lighthouse families… the Smileys, the Moreaus and the Hynicks….were present.
MHLS president Donald Allan gave a brief history of the light, outlined the steps by which our society had obtained the light and pointed out some of the fund-raising efforts that will be ongoing to support our work with the lighthouse. Then Allan and DFO representative John W. Ford exchanged a key to the lighthouse for a token amount of $1.00.
Following the exchange, Region of Queens mayor Christopher Clarke and District 7 councillor Raymond Fiske held up a large red ribbon which was then cut by Donald Allan, Muriel Smiley and Barbara Ann Moreau.
The enthusiastic audience was invited back to the Port Medway fire hall for light snacks, coffee, tea, lemonade and a sample of a beautiful lighthouse-shaped cake baked by Port Medway resident Virginia Stevens. Much conversation followed and as the saying goes ” a good time was had by all”.

One very tasty and sweet lighthouse!

One very tasty and sweet lighthouse!

(l-r) Roger Moreau and Muriel Smiley cut the cake.

(l-r) Roger Moreau and Muriel Smiley cut the cake.

Crowd gathers on a sunny day

Crowd gathers on a sunny day

2014-06-11 Donald Allan and John Ford exchange $ for keys (2)

(l-r) Donald Allan (president, MHLS) and John Ford (DFO) exchange a loonie for the lighthouse key!

(l-r) Marion Hynick, Muriel Smiley and Barbara Ann Moreau

(l-r) Marion Hynick, Muriel Smiley and Barbara Ann Moreau

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