Thursday, 27 November 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
VANISHING LEGACY, a film by Suzanne Pasternak, traces the history of the Lake faring families of South Marysburgh, Prince Edward County from the end of the American Revolution when they landed as United Empire Loyalists on Prince Edward’s shores to the final years of the commercial fishing industry.
Since 1983 Suzanne Pasternak has been documenting and preserving the unique maritime history of the south end of Prince Edward County, Ontario. She has created a large catalog of multimedia archival material she is currently organizing to form a major collection for Prince Edward County Archives and the Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston. Her award winning documentary: Vanishing Legacy: The History of the Lakefaring Families of Prince Edward County is a culmination of her research since 1983 to 2013.
THE LIGHTHOUSES OF THE SOUTH SHORE – Presentation by Marc Seguin of Save Our Lighthouses: Between 1828 and 1914, one of the world’s greatest concentrations of lighthouses and light towers was constructed in eastern Lake Ontario waters. Five of these aids to navigation were built along the south shore of Prince Edward County in an area known by mariners as “the graveyard of Lake Ontario”.
Heritage enthusiast, historian and founder of Save Our Lighthouses, Marc Seguin, has documented the history of these lighthouses in his upcoming book, “For Want of a Lighthouse”. He will give an illustrated talk highlighting the lighthouses of the County’s south shore and the important role that they played in guiding ships to safety through some of the most dangerous waters of the Great Lakes.
HISTORY MOMENTS by Peter Lockyer of History Lives Here: Peter Lockyer, former CBC Radio and Television Broadcaster, has produced a series of film vignettes detailing the history of Prince Edward County and the Quinte area. We will screen selected vignettes about the activities historically carried out along the South Shore.
Musical Performance: Suzanne Pasternak and Tom Leighton will perform songs from the movie.