The Newfoundland and Labrador government is spending more than $200,000 as part of commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.
The money will go to the Cape Race-Portugal Cove South heritage group, which will use the money to expand the wireless station at Cape Race and hold commemoration events this coming weekend.
Rural Development Minister Keith Hutchings announced the money while unveiling a new Titanic exhibit at Cape Race Tuesday.
Hutchings says the eyes of the world are once again focused on the province this year, as Cape Race receives attention for the role it played during the Titanic disaster.
"The increased international media attention and visitor traffic generated from these activities will have a significant and long-lasting economic impact on local businesses, especially those in the hospitality sector," Hutchings said.
The Marconi wireless station at Cape Race received the distress signal from the Titanic on April 14, 1912.