Downed lighthouse hits election campaign

The Beach Point Lighthouse is becoming an issue in the federal election campaign on P.E.I.
Lawrence MacAulay is the only politician to show an interest in the lighthouse so far. (CBC)

The Beach Point Lighthouse is becoming an issue in the federal election campaign on P.E.I.

Local resident Leah MacDonald has gathered more than 1,600 signatures on a petition to save the lighthouse. In December the lighthouse was blown into the water during a storm surge.

No local federal candidates or provincal politicians has done anything about it, but now Cardigan Liberal candidate Lawrence MacAulay says he'll take up the cause.

"It is a fairly active time for myself too, we're a week into a federal election campaign, I will be keeping check on what's going on as best I can," said MacAulay.

"But I want the minister to address this, and I feel she will."

Macdonald hasn't had any response from the Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea yet. She's also been unsuccessful at getting Conservative candidate Mike Currie's attention.