MISCOU ISLAND (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $371,000 to improve the Miscou Island Lighthouse national historic site as a tourist destination. Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud made the announcement today.

"Working with partners to invest in leading tourism experiences is an important part of our government's plan to rebuild New Brunswick's economy," said Robichaud. "This investment will allow the Miscou Island Tourism Committee to offer visitors an even better experience at one of the province's iconic tourism attractions."

The project includes new signs, a rest area near the wharf, picnic table shelters and a fog whistle at the lighthouse. Other improvements include a new building and a shoreline protection project.

"The financial support we receive from the provincial government is the foundation on which we are turning this national historic site into a ‘must-see’ tourist destination for the province,” said Neil Vibert, president of tourism committee. "Some 15,000 visitors annually can enjoy the benefits of these provincial investments."