MP Greg Kerr speaks about Cape Forchu Light in House of Commons

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Doers and Dreamers Nova Scotia 2014 guide

With the Cape Forchu Lighthouse gracing the cover of the 2014 Nova Scotia Doers and Dreamers Travel Guide, West Nova MP Greg Kerr made the following statement in the House of Commons:


“Mr. Speaker, Cape Forchu, at the mouth of Yarmouth Harbor in Nova Scotia has been welcoming visitors since 1604 when Samuel de Champlain landed and named the area (Cap Forchu). By 1870 Yarmouth was the second largest port of registry in Canada and the Cape Forchu Lightstation had become a very important shipping beacon.

By the 1990’s lighthouses were becoming obsolete. Local citizens of Yarmouth County formed the Friends of the Yarmouth Light to preserve this important piece of nautical history. In 2003 the Province of Nova Scotia registered the Cape Forchu Light as a Heritage Property.

Cape Forchu lightstation is featured on this year’s cover of the Tourism Doers and Dreamers Travel Guide issued by the Province of Nova Scotia.

Congratulations to the amazing volunteers in Yarmouth County who have preserved this icon and reminded us of our connection to the sea.”

Organizations: House of Commons

Geographic location: Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada

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