To accommodate the extensive redevelopment and construction of the City’s waterfront, the lighthouse structure near the Trade and Convention Centre will be making its way to a new home in Grand Manan next week.
The lighthouse replica was built near the boardwalk several years ago and has most recently been used as a uniquely disguised storage area. While the structure has never operated as a functioning lighthouse and is not a historical landmark, it has been recognized by residents and visitors as a fixture within the harbour.
“We knew the waterfront development would, at some point, lead us to eventually relocate the lighthouse, or risk demolishing it altogether,” says City of Saint John Municipal Engineer Gerald Mattsson. “Of course, finding a new location was the priority and we are so pleased to see it go to our friends at the Village of Grand Manan. We have been working with them on a plan to ensure safe transportation from Saint John to the new location.”
Source City Of Saint John