End of an era for Lighthouse Cove

Jul 9 • Letters to the EditorNo Comments on End of an era for Lighthouse Cove

SIR: Re: The Sale of the Lighthouse Inn and its memories.

The sale of The Lighthouse Inn and whatever becomes of it when the new owners take over is as one of my siblings said, is “the end of an era.”

Built in 1947, the restaurant at the mouth of The Thames River was a favourite stop and outing for dinner for many people in this area of Ontario and Michigan.

I have many memories of going out to The Lighthouse Inn with my parents and other family members. The fish dinners were always memory making, and the view of the lake, especially if one went to the roof deck, was spectacular.

There were boat cruises and bus tours that used to go out the back roads of the area with The Lighthouse Inn their destination.

I did not realize that the restaurant had been closed for almost three years and the idea of new owners tearing it down for some other sort of development truly is sad to consider.  Those of us who have been patrons of the Lighthouse Inn over its years of operation though, will always have fond memories of the time spent there.

Frank Doyle




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