Restore, Preserve & Protect the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse


Brown-Forman Corporation is a proud sponsor of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society and is introducing their newest brew, Collingwood Double Barreled.


This premium whisky is rested in once used, white oak barrels. It is then rebarreled in new, heavily toasted, lightly charred white oak barrels and rests for extended maturation.

We are helping to restore the historic lighthouse landmark in Collingwood, Ontario.

Director of Emerging Brands & Invovation at Brown-Forman, Heather Vorhes Howell

“Thrilled for Collingwood Whiskey’s new Town Collection. It’s the people of Canadian Mist that made the donation possible. The fine men and women who live, work and play in your gorgeous Collingwood. – We hope that one day soon, their donation will allow you’re amazing crew exposure to get the lighthouse in tip top shape. We raise our glass to the NLPS board.”



One of six “Imperial Towers” built on the Great Lakes, the Nottawasga Lighthouse has been an iconic local landmark for over 150 years.  With its impressive masonry construction and intricate finishing details of European origin, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse has provided safe passage for both commercial ships and recreational boaters around the treacherous shoals and shallow waters that guard the entrance to Collingwood’s harbour.

Having saved countless lives through its 159 year history, the life of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse is now endangered itself and needs saving. Lighthouses such as this have played an integral role in Canada’s maritime history and in particular, Collingwood’s Shipbuilding past. Although no longer a “lighted” navigational aid, the mere physical presence of this towering structure serves to assist recreational boaters in visually navigating their way safety back to the safe harbour in Collingwood both in good weather and in bad.

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) is a registered charity dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse. Preserving its history for present and future generations of Canadians to enjoy while ensuring its role as a navigational landmark continues.

We need your help to preserve this unique part of Canada’s Great Lakes history. Join NLPS as a MEMBER, make a DONATION or VOLUNTEER to help in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with.

To learn more about the past history and current status of this unique piece of Canada’s maritime heritage, please visit the HISTORY page of this website or CONTACT US for further information as to how you can help us in our Mission to save this unique and iconic structure.