In April of 2011, Robert Henderson, Member of the Legislative Assembly for O’Leary-Inverness, chose Howard’s Cove Lighthouse as the location to present Carol Livingstone, president of the P.E.I. Lighthouse Society, with a $4,000 P.E.I. Department of Tourism grant. The society will use the grant to promote island lighthouses and to educate community organizations about the Coast Guard’s lighthouse divestiture program.
Howards Cove Port Authority hopes to take ownership of Howards Cove Lighthouse under the divestiture program, though they have no real plans for the structure other than to preserve it as a symbol of the port. “It’s just kind of a harbour feature we’d like to keep,” Port Authority chair Shawn Cooke said, “rather than see someone come in and haul it away.”
Howard's Cove Harbour Authority petitioned for ownership of the tower under the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Program.
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