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Updated: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:13:14 GMT | By CBC News,

15 P.E.I. lighthouses receive heritage designation

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Heritage designations were awarded to 15 lighthouses across Prince Edward Island Wednesday by Tourism and Culture Minister Rob Henderson.

The lighthouses are situated all across the Island.

- Leards Front Range Lighthouse, Victoria

- Cape Egmont Lighthouse, Cape Egmont

- Blockhouse Lighthouse, Rocky Point

- Cape Bear Lighthouse, Beach Point

- East Point Lighthouse, East Point

- Indian Head Lighthouse, Lower Bedeque

- New London Range Lighthouse, Park Corner

- North Cape Lighthouse, Seacow Pond

- North Rustico Lighthouse, North Rustico

- Panmure Head Lighthouse, Panmure Island

- Point Prim Lighthouse, Point Prim

- Seacow Head Lighthouse, Fernwood

- Wood Islands Lighthouse, Wood Islands

- Souris Historic Lighthouse, Souris

- West Point Lighthouse, West Point

“Lighthouses are a defining characteristic of the Island’s coastline and an extremely important part of our marine history," said Henderson in a news release.

The lighthouses were reviewed for historical significance by the Heritage Places Advisory Board.

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