Canadian Lighthouses forum: Prim Point Light (PEI)

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Mar 13, 2010 5:21 PM CST
Name: Deb
Nearest Town or City: Point Prim Prince Edward Island Canada
Location: South central coast of PEI.

Notes: This is the oldest lighthouse on Prince Edward Island. It is also the only round brick lighthouse in Canada. The lighthouse is now leased to the Province of PEI. It is not to be confused with a lighthouse with the same name near Digby, Nova Scotia.

Tower Height: 60
Description Tower: White, conical tower with red lantern; brick with wood shingles.
Operational: Yes
Date Established: 1846
Date Present Tower Built: 1846
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public: Yes.
Characteristic Range: Flash White 5 sec ubtervaks, visible for 20 nautical miles.
Date Automated: 1969
Height Focal Plane: 68
National Register: No
Keepers: Michael MacLeod (1873-1910); Angus J. McRae (1910-1912); S. A. McLean (1912-1920); Angus A. Murchison (1920-1955); Simon D. Murchison (1947); Manson D. E. Murchison (1947-1955); Norman Ross Gillis (temporary keeper, 1956); Manson D. E. Murchison (1956-1969)

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