The federal government has recently announced the a Nova Scotia lighthouse – the Sambro Island lighthouse – is more than $1.5 million in federal funding over the next two years for renovations.
The lighthouse has been in operation for more than 250 years, and the work will include restoring the lighthouse's original lantern, painting the building and installing heating and ventilation.
The lighthouse was built in 1758 and is considered the oldest one in operation in the Americas.
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