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U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

EVALUATING HISTORIC AIDS TO NAVIGATION

To qualify for the National Register, a historic aid to navigation should be an example of one of the first six types listed above; retain integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association; and meet one or more of National Register criteria (A, B, C, and D) listed under the Criteria for Evaluation Section of this bulletin. The significance of a historic aid to navigation can only be determined through a systematic investigation of its qualities, associations, and characteristics. A typical investigation for a historic aid to navigation nomination should include the following:

  • identification of the specific type of aid to navigation and the documentation of its individual characteristics based on a physical inspection of the aid and documentation of its history;
  • identification of the historic context(s) associated with the aid to navigation based on documentation of its history; and
  • evaluation of the significance of the aid to navigation based on the National Register criteria.

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