Then and now: the Lighthouse in Breakers

The Lighthouse restaurant today. - Photo: Jewel Levy

Originally opened as the Lighthouse Club in 1966, the structure was designed and owned by Leon Hull. The head carpenter on the project was Cedric Levy of Bodden Town. Mr. Hull used narrow gauge railway tracks shipped in from Texas as the reinforcing beams, which proved their robustness as the main structure of the Lighthouse Restaurant held firm during Hurricane Ivan.

The Lighthouse under construction in 1966. – Photo: Leon Hull

The restaurant opened under its current ownership in 1992, helmed by proprietor Giuseppe Gatta, and has developed a loyal following. More recently, a new deck over the water – completed in 2012 – provides diners with an upgraded setting for a scenic meal.

Mr. Gatta has made a name for himself on the culinary scene, but is also recognized for his role in establishing the Protection Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) animal welfare charity, along with his wife Susanna, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon.

In January, the Lighthouse launched its newest offering, a Rent-a-Chef service, as well as cooking classes for groups of six to 10.