Spring events planned for Yarmouth Light

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Yarmouth Light manager Denise Nickerson is excited about the upcoming season and can’t wait to show off the many renovations that took place last year.

Extensive renovations have made the Yarmouth Light even more visitor-friendly.

“If you haven't been to the site lately, you will see great, wonderful and amazing changes... I cannot say enough,” she wrote in a recent newsletter. 

“I was there yesterday and just looked around in amazement. Not so long ago we were dodging excavators and now it is truly a breathtaking icon that we should all be so proud of.”

Renovations accomplished during the $2.5 million project include construction of a waterway, walkway, roadway, parking lot and re-engineering the electrical infrastructure of the light station.

An Easter sunrise service will lead the season on Sunday, April 24. Reverend Bill Newell will officiate the ceremony, starting at 6:27 a.m. with a coffee service following.

On Friday, May 6, the facility opens for the season.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, there will be free bread pudding for all mothers.

Starting May 14, the Yarmouth Light will be staying open late every Saturday, offering whole, steamed lobster suppers in addition to the regular menu.  Cost will be subject to market price. Packed picnic baskets will be available again this year, complete with a mat to sit on.

"Not so long ago we were dodging excavators and now it is truly a breathtaking icon that we should all be so proud of.” Yarmouth Light manager Denise Nickerson

The Friends of the Light Society will be having a yard and bake sale on Sunday, May 22 at the Milo Boat Club. Donations can be made by calling 902-742-7159.

Tickets ($10) are still being sold for the Sunset Lobster Dinner for 10. The draw will be made on July 1 and the winner will receive a four-course meal in the Mug Up tearoom (cup of seafood chowder, mussels, steamed lobster with all the fixings and homemade bread pudding) for 10 people.

For the month of May, homemade bread pudding topped with caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry will be available at half price - $2.50, from 2:50 p.m. till closing time as part of Yarmouth’s 250th anniversary celebrations.

 

Organizations: Light Society, Milo Boat Club

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  • Heather LeBlanc
    April 12, 2011 - 11:15

    I cant wait to visit Yarmouth from North Vancouver from July 5th to July 14th. Would appreciate if you could send activities at the Yarmouth Lighthouse during this time. Heather LeBlanc