Monday, April 18, 2011

Royal Tea Fund-Raiser

Old postcard of Pettes Cove with Swallowtail in the background

The media hype is abounding about the British royal wedding on April 29th and to help celebrate the wedding and raise some money for the Swallowtail restorations we are having a Royal Wedding Tea on April 30 at the Covert Hall in North Head, Grand Manan from 2-4 pm. 

Anyone wearing a fancy hat will be entered into a draw for dinner for two at the Inn at Whale Cove Cottages.  The tea is $10 and you can request a tax receipt for $5.

Come out to this fun event and support our efforts at Swallowtail.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Looking for former light keepers at Swallowtail and photos

Colourful sky behind Swallowtail Light at sunset January 3, 2011

We were successful in being awarded a grant from Heritage Canada Legacy Fund in April.  This grant is dedicated to the former lightkeepers at Swallowtail Light on Grand Manan Island and will involve returning the brass fog bell to the peninsula this summer, upgrading the trails, parking and installing a winch for the stairs. 

The one problem we have is a gap in our knowledge of all of the light keepers and assistant light keepers who have worked at Swallowtail Light.  We are also interested in getting copies of any photographs of the former keepers that can be added to the historical display we are developing.

Please let us know if you have anything that might be of help.