SOURCE Parks Canada
Lighthouses on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia protected under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act
OTTAWA, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's heritage places reflect the rich and varied heritage of the nation and provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about Canada's diverse history.
Today, Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the designation of two new heritage lighthouses under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson.
Margaree Harbour Front and Rear Range Lighthouses are a pair of range lighthouses built to guide vessels entering Margaree Harbour from the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Constructed in 1900, they are traditional, square tapered wooden towers, standing 65 metres apart. The lighthouses have served throughout their history as guides for the local and regional commercial fishery, as well as for recreational boat traffic.
The Government of Canada continues to work with community groups and other orders of government to facilitate the designation of heritage lighthouses and ensure their protection for the benefit and enjoyment of generations to come.
"Lighthouses have long graced Canada's rugged coastlines and majestic shores. The Margaree Harbour Front and Rear Range Lighthouses are treasured symbols of the Margaree Harbour community. These heritage lighthouse designations will ensure that these lighthouses will be protected for generations. I am proud to recognize the designation of these navigational aids that have supported commercial fishing and recreational boating in Nova Scotia."
Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
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