Fifteen lighthouses receive heritage designation

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SUMMERSIDE — Summerside’s Indian Head Lighthouse is among 15 Island

Other Prince County lighthouses to receive the designation are the Cape Egmont Lighthouse, New London Range Lighthouse, North Cape Lighthouse, Seacow Head Lighthouse and West Point Lighthouse.

The 15 lighthouses were reviewed for historical significance by the Heritage Places Advisory Board who evaluated each based on criteria such architectural style and design, construction methods, integrity, exterior condition, contribution to landscape, and historic associations set in the Heritage Places Protection Act.  

“The P.E.I. Lighthouse Society is proud of its members for working so hard to receive these heritage designations,” said the society’s vice-president Eric Gallant. “Many dedicated citizens have put in countless hours to have these lighthouses preserved for the use of our mariners and for the enjoyment of the general public.

“These designations will help ensure these fine structures will be protected by our communities for future generations.”

The other lighthouses to receive the heritage designation are: Leards Front Range Lighthouse in Victoria, Blockhouse Lighthouse in Rocky Point, Cape Bear Lighthouse in Beach Point, East Point Lighthouse and Fog Alarm Building, North Rustico Lighthouse, Panmure Head Lighthouse, Point Prim Lighthouse, Wood Islands Lighthouse and Souris Historic Lighthouse.

 

Organizations: New London, Heritage Places Advisory Board, P.E.I. Lighthouse Society

Geographic location: North Cape, West Point, Front Range Victoria Rocky Point Beach Point East Point Rustico Wood Islands

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  • Bruce
    October 09, 2013 - 13:31

    I'm sure if you examined all facets of government, you could trim some fat for the kids/health in other places. Just because this is posted, doesn't mean it's not valuable. Or we could all live in soviet bloks and have the government chip all of our money into education and health. Either way.

  • don
    September 26, 2013 - 13:33

    how much is this costing the tax payers of PEI? and why not use that money for our kids or health?