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New HCF Funding Available for Fundy Shore Lighthouses

From:                         “Heritage Foundation of Canada”  HeritageCanadaFoundation@heritagecanada.org Subject:                     HCF / FHC Communiqué :                                                           New HCF Funding Available for Fundy Shore Lighthouses Date sent:                  Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:13:05 +0000 HCF Funding Available for Fundy Shore Lighthouses Ottawa, ON, April 24, 2012 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is […]

Deadline Looms for Canada’s Lighthouses

Deadline Looms for Canada’s Lighthouses From:                         “Heritage Foundation of Canada”  HeritageCanadaFoundation@heritagecanada.org Subject:                     HCF / FHC Communiqué :                                   Deadline Looms for Canada’s Historic Lighthouses Date sent:                  Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:11:01 +0000 Deadline Looms for Canada’s Historic Lighthouses Ottawa, ON, March 23, 2012 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is urging Canadians to sign a petition http://www.savecanadaslighthouses.ca/   to help […]

New Threat to Lighthouses Illuminated

Reprinted with permission from Jack Knox, Times Colonist *************************** New threat to lighthouses illuminated By Jack Knox, Times Colonist April 3, 2012 Imagine the fuss if the owner of a 152-year-old downtown heritage building just walked away from the structure, allowed it to crumble. But the Race Rocks lighthouse isn’t downtown. It’s plunked in the waters […]

Save Canada’s Lighthouses

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association CALLING OUR CANADIAN FRIENDS – What do the Georgian Bay lighthouses at Killarney, Bustard Rocks, Gereaux Island, Pointe au Baril, Red Rock, Snug Harbour, Jones Island and Christian Island have in common? They are all timber frame structures and the Canadian Coast Guard has ignored the spirit of the Heritage […]

Bill S-215 – An Act to Protect Heritage Lighthouses

Since April 2000 Canadian Senator Pat Carney has been working hard to get a bill through Parliament to protect Canadian Heritage Lighthouses. It passed during the week of May 7, 2008. This bill will include buildings and equipment, including the main light on many of these stations – some being very old first-order Fresnel lenses […]

Strathcona Regional District Backs Down

From the Canada.com website  (NOTE: This is an image from the website. If the text is too small, hold down the CTRL key (lower left) on your keyboard and rotate the middle wheel on your mouse. The text will become larger or smaller depending on which direction you move the mouse wheel.) This applies to […]

Heritage Lighthouses

From Parks Canada website on Heritage Lighthouses. “In May of 2008, Canada adopted a new law that will protect heritage lighthouses, the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act . It came into force on May 29, 2010. Given its expertise in heritage conservation, Parks Canada was assigned responsibility for the implementation of the Act.”   **************************************** From Heritage BC website: “Under […]

Triple Island 3rd Order Lens

  This light was first made available to mariners on January 1st, 1921 to travel to the bustling port of Prince Rupert from the north. It was originally fired by a pressurized gas vapour lamp which would have been visible for over 12 miles (19 kilometers). Electric generators installed in the late 1960s  replaced this […]