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September 25, 2013
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Province approves heritage designations for fifteen historic lighthouses

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Heritage designations awarded to fifteen lighthouses across Prince Edward Island today will help ensure they will be preserved as an important part of the Island’s history for years to come, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“Lighthouses are a defining characteristic of the Island’s coastline and an extremely important part of our marine history, said Minister Henderson. “By awarding these heritage designations, we help ensure the preservation of these structures into the future.”

The fifteen lighthouses were reviewed for historical significance by the Heritage Places Advisory Board who evaluated the structures based on a number of criteria outlined in the regulations of the Heritage Places Protection Act such as age, architectural style and design, construction methods, integrity, exterior condition, contribution to landscape, and historic associations.

“The PEI Lighthouse Society is proud of its members for working so hard to receive these heritage designations,” said Eric Gallant, Vice President of the PEI Lighthouse Society. “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 following lighthouses have received heritage designations:

• Leards Front Range Lighthouse, 2 Russell Street, Victoria

• Cape Egmont Lighthouse, 161 Phare du Cap Egmont Road, Cape Egmont

• Blockhouse Lighthouse, 285 Blockhouse Road, Rocky Point

• Cape Bear Lighthouse, 42 Black Brook Road, Beach Point

• East Point Lighthouse and Fog Alarm Building, 398 Lighthouse Road, East Point

• Indian Head Lighthouse, 3930 Rte. 112, Lower Bedeque

• New London Range Lighthouse, 821 Cape Road, Park Corner

• North Cape Lighthouse, 21831 Rte. 12, Seacow Pond

• North Rustico Lighthouse, 383 Harbourview Drive, North Rustico

• Panmure Head Lighthouse, 62 Lighthouse Road, Panmure Island

• Point Prim Lighthouse, 2147 Point Prim Road, Point Prim

• Seacow Head Lighthouse, 198 Lighthouse Road, Fernwood

• Wood Islands Lighthouse, 173 Lighthouse Road, Wood Islands

• Souris Historic Lighthouse, 134 Breakwater St., Souris

• West Point Lighthouse, 364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd., West Point

For more information on each of the lighthouses visit

Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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