The group working to preserve the lighthouse at Presqu’ile Point is pushing ahead with its project despite the loss of money earlier this year.
The Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society says it lost $64,000.
A former board member Michael Nicholson faces theft and fraud charges.
Society president David Sharp tells Quinte News a major charity auction in June raised about $27,000. The municipality of Brighton has pledged $25,000.
Sharp says the process is underway to get a charitable tax status for the charity, which he hopes will happen this week.
He hopes the $316,000 project to upgrade the lighthouse at Presquile Park will wind up this year. The engineering work to ensure the stability of the building has been done. He says the Society is awaiting the go-ahead from Ontario Parks on the final work, the re-shingling of the building.
Sharp says the idea is to do some ground work in the area of the base of the lighthouse next year.
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