Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: West Point Lighthouse

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Name: West Point Lighthouse

Location (State or Province): Prince Edward Island

Date Established: 1876

Optics: The lighting apparatus, comprising eight lamps and powerful reflectors

Markings: Alternating Black and White Stripes, red lantern

Structure: Square, pyramidal tower attached to a one-and-a-half-storey dwelling with a gable roof

Characteristics: one red flash followed by three white flashes every ninety seconds

Elevation: 66 ft focal plane

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Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:48 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
Take Route 2 to the western side of Prince Edward Island, and then turn left onto Route 14. After 23.4 km (14.6 miles) turn left onto Cedar Dunes Park Road, which leads to West Point Lighthouse. You can actually spend the night in the tower, if you book far enough in advance, or there are several other rooms in the attached inn. The tower also houses an extensive museum with numerous pictures, lenses, and lighthouse artifacts. The museum/restaurant/inn is open from late May through early October

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