Author: DH Editorial Date Posted: 2010-06-22 11:30:13
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has declared 976 lighthouses across Canada (including Cape Spear lighthouse in N.L. and Peggy's Cove lighthouse in N.S.) surplus property. How do you feel about this, and what do you think should happen to the lighthouses?
They should at least some of them be designated as historical sites ie Rose Blanche and Cape Bonivista
Author: Sid Hatcher Date Posted: 2010-06-30 12:16:46
Maybe we could start declairing tax paid residences for politicians surplus property and see how that would feel? These lighthouses are the very foundation of what built this country! I'm not sure what to suggest, but certainly not to demolish them! Lighthouses are like art - how do you decide to get rid of art?
Author: Paula Kehler Date Posted: 2010-07-06 01:04:19
Wow, that's absolutely awful! Can you imagine visiting Cape Spear w/o the lighthouse?! That's half the reason tourists go there. Take away the lighthouse and you take away part of the tourist attraction. One less reason to visit.
As an expat, Cape Spear is one of our planned stops on our visit this summer. Our toddler will be thrilled to see the lighthouse. I'd be more than happy to pay a fee to help keep this structure alive.
Author: Victoria Caison Date Posted: 2010-07-15 14:31:41
All of our lighthouses should be saved. They are our heritage and many stories come from each one. Maybe the governments can put their pointy heads together and come up with proper things to use them for. eg. to visit, tourist info, weddings and pictures, place to be reserved and paid for . People should pay a set fee to see or use the lighthouses.
Author: Dorothy Partridge Date Posted: 2010-09-29 14:13:59