Region of Queens listening to ideas for Fort Point lighthouse

The historic white Fort Point Lighthouse is seen on an overcast day in Nova Scotia
Fort Point Lighthouse. Photo by Ed Halverson.
Ed Halverson - QCCR - LiverpoolNS | 01-03-2021

Fort Point lighthouse will be under new management whenever it reopens.

Region of Queens issued a request for proposals for anyone interested in operating the historic lighthouse that stands where the Mersey River enters the town of Liverpool.

Mayor Darlene Norman says whoever takes on the responsible is getting a great opportunity.

“We offer a great lighthouse, at no cost, to make money out of, from May to October,” said Norman. “I’m thinking, wow, if you were a young, bright, business student with a big imagination, you could make a buck out of there.”

The request for proposals closed last Thursday (Feb. 25).

Municipal staff couldn’t comment on how many applications had been submitted as they must now be reviewed, evaluated and presented to the council for consideration.

It’s expected those deliberations will take place and a winner chosen, at council’s second meeting of the month on March 23.

Norman is excited to learn what ideas are brought forward.

“You know, if you like people and you don’t mind putting a lot of hours in for five months, what a great thing it would be.”

Reported by Ed Halverson 
Twitter: @edwardhalverson

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