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East Point Light Declared Canada’s Confederation Lighthouse

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The East Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward ...
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The East Point Lighthouse, the only surviving lighthouse in Canada that was actually built in year of 1867, which is the year of the Canadian Confederation, has been declared a Confederation Lighthouse.

The legislation declaring the lighthouse a Confederation Lighthouse comes with some money to help paint the lighthouse and do other projects, with $11,600 coming from the provincial government, $3,000 from Eastern Kings Community Council, and $500 from the East Point Women’s Institute.

The Canadian Confederation was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were federally united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Upon confederation, Canada was divided into four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Over the following years since Confederation, Canada has seen numerous territorial changes and expansions, resulting in the current configuration of ten provinces and three territories.

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