Please note: The location has been moved to Market Square Atrium
Public invited to send-off party
On Friday October 19, the Digby Lighthouse, which has served as a focal
point on Saint John’s waterfront for almost four decades, will begin its
journey home to Digby.
1973, this lighthouse has been a beacon on our waterfront,” said Saint John Mayor
Mel Norton. “We’re inviting the public to come down at noon on October 19 to Loyalist
Plaza for a send-off to bid it farewell.”
this year, Digby Mayor Ben Cleveland made a request to reclaim the lighthouse
as part of the town’s waterfront development plans.
The lighthouse was built in
Digby in 1903 but was decommissioned by the Department of Fisheries (DFO) in
the 1960s and moved to the DFO location in Saint John for storage.
the lighthouse was given to the City of Saint John during the opening
ceremonies for the then new City Hall. It will be moved back to Digby via
thank you to Saint John for looking after the lighthouse all these years, I’m
bringing 200 pounds of scallops to the party,” said Mayor Cleveland, who with
a delegation from Digby will join Mayor Norton at 12:20 p.m. for an official presentation.
addition to the scallops, the party will offer hot dogs, cake and entertainment.
The event is free but there will be a free-will offering in support of Bobbi’s Hospice.
is sponsored by the Town of Digby, the City of Saint John, Saint John Waterfront Development, Market Square, Uptown Saint John, Enterprise Saint John, the Port
of Saint John, The Grannan’s Hospitality Group and Sobeys Lansdowne.
In case of
rain, the party will be moved indoors to the Market Square Atrium.
Return of the Digby Lighthouse
October 19th, 12-1:30pm
Plaza, Uptown Saint John