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Pelee Island : parcs et nature

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“Fish Point is a gently rolling, shallow-sand, limestone plain in the Lake Erie. Its southern deciduous forest harbors rare plants and an abundance of birds.”
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“Pelee Island is the largest island in Lake Erie, and due to its moderate climate (only tiny, uninhabited Middle Island lies further south in Canada than Pelee Island), it has been used for agriculture many years. Vineyards were planted on the Pelee Island in the 1860s, and winemaking is today once again an important part of the island’s economy. Give the island’s location near the shipping route leading to the Detroit River, authorities recognized the need for a light on the island tip early on, and on February 13, 1833, an act was passed providing money for erecting the lighthouse and appointing commissioners to superintend the project. The completion in 1902 of Pelee Passage Lighthouse, midway between Pelee Island and Point Pelee, had greatly reduced the need for Point Pelee Lighthouse. Left to deteriorate, the abandoned Pelee Island Lighthouse was all but forgotten when a Relight the Lighthouse Committee was formed to restore and activate the structure. In December 1999, the committee received word that it had been awarded a Canadian Federal Grant that would provide the needed additional funding to complete the restoration. Architect Nicholas Hill was hired to draw up plans, and the historic lighthouse was restored in time to be rededicated in August 2000. ”
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