Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

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HALIFAX — The rugged point of land upon which sits the Peggys Cove lighthouse will be getting a much-needed facelift this summer.

Plans were announced today to build a large viewing platform to improve access to the site and, at times, prevent people from venturing onto the rocks when storms roll in.

The $3.1-million deck is expected to be completed by the end of June.

The wood and concrete structure will include steel guardrails that look like fishing nets.

The lighthouse and nearby fishing village attracted more than 700,000 visitors in 2018.

Nova Scotia is contributing $1.7 million to the project and the federal government is covering the rest of the bill.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021.

The Canadian Press