Lighthouses are perhaps the most iconic structure in Atlantic Canada. These amazing structures have illuminated shorelines for hundreds of years guiding generations of sailors and fisherman safely home. Nova Scotia boasts more lighthouses than any other province – 160 in total – but scores of them may soon disappear forever. The Federal Government has declared dozens of these lights "surplus" and given a deadline of 2015 to find a new caretaker or they will be destroyed.
Lighthouses is a half hour documentary that sheds light on the history of lighthouses and the important role that they continue to play today as a living link to Canada's seafaring past. The film visits lighthouses in Liverpool, Isle Madame, and Sambro to reveal how the local community groups are finding innovative ways to keep these historic lights burning bright.