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  • Orwell Corner Historic Village - PEI

    Orwell Corner is a must see when visiting PEI. Plan to spend the day. It is amazing.

  • Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses.

  • St. Peters & Battery Point

    Our story about what you will find when visiting St Peters Provincial Park and St. Peter's Canal.

  • Red River and Pleasant Bay

    This image of Pleasant bay is not all you will find in this area or this article. Read more by clicking this link.

  • Point Prim Lighthouse

    Point Prim Lighthouse

    A visit to the oldest and only brick lighthouse on PEI, lovingly restored.

  • Our Victoria Day Long Weekend

    A little story of our trip along the Fundy coast and some of the interesting things we saw.

  • West Point Lighthouse at the end of the boardwalk at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

    West Point Lighthouse & Inn along with the fabulous beach are a must see.

  • Heritage Boat Launch - Canada Day 2017

    Heritage Boat Launch - Louisbourg Nova Scotia, The story around how it all came about. 

  •  Bay St. Lawrence, Meat Cove and Hideaway

    This Blog has tales of 3 different areas located in the Highlands of Cape Breton including Meat Cove or the end of the earth-  isolation at its finest.

Panmure Island Lighthouse and Panmure Island Provincial Park

Points East Coastal Drive

Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouse (there are 63 on the island, some active and some private). And like all the lighthouses that attract visitors this one is also unique in that it is the oldest wooden lighthouse and the first octagonal lighthouse built on PEI. Built in 1853 it stands guard over Cardigan Bay guiding with its still active light.Panmure Island Lighthouse

This lighthouse is open to visitors with 4 levels, each staircase getting narrower as you climb to the top. Each level houses artifacts including information on the lenses used in the lighthouse and information on the lighthouse keepers.Panmure Lighthouse Lense

This is one of the luckier lighthouses as some on the island have fallen into disrepair and seemingly abandoned. Ownership for the lighthouse was taken over in December 2015 by the volunteer Panmure Island Lighthouse Association. Since then it has been lovingly restored with a fresh coat of paint, fences, parking lot and the main floor, that used to house the lighthouse's generator, ripped apart to remove asbestos and reveal the wooden timbers behind the walls.

Our tour guide was the daughter of the last lighthouse keeper and she pointed out to us the hollow pillar between the 2nd and 4th floors which housed the pulley and weight system which traveled up and down the shift causing the light n the lantern to revolve. The next morning Leona explained that as a girl she earned her allowance by winding the pulley back so it was ready for the next night.Pulley Shaft Panmure Island Lighthouse  fantastic sunset at Panmure Island Provincial Park

Certainly, well worth the visit and lots of information provided as well as books and other items for sale in the gift shop. One of the funding raising ideas to keep the lighthouse well maintained and providing the romance and living history of lighthouses.

The lighthouse is close and visible to our campsite at Panmure Island provincial park, camping for RV’s (2-way sites) and tents. A beautiful campsite, clean, large sites and great view of Cardigan Bay and the lighthouse. Also, fantastic sunsets. At night, I could lie in bed and out of the RV window see the beacon of Panmure Island Lighthouse as it swept over the bay. Talk about romantic PEI.glass of cold craft beer

On your way to the lighthouse is the Sandbar & Grill Restaurant. We decided to treat ourselves and glad we did. The ambiance was beach casual, the menu interesting and the food great. Also, some craft beers…..

 

 

Panmure Island Lighthouse

  • Each level houses artifacts including information on the lenses and the lighthouse keepers.
    Level of the lighhouse showing artifacts

    Each level houses artifacts including information on the lenses and the lighthouse keepers.

  • After climbing the narrow stairs, the view from the top.
    View from the top

    After climbing the narrow stairs, the view from the top.

  • fantastic sunsets
    Sunset Panmure Island provincial park

    fantastic sunsets

  • A great view of Cardigan Bay and the lighthouse.
    Panmure Island provincial park

    A great view of Cardigan Bay and the lighthouse.

  • Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses, the oldest wooden lighthouse and the first octagonal lighthouse built on PEI.
    Panmure Island Lighthouse

    Another one of PEI’s charming lighthouses, the oldest wooden lighthouse and the first octagonal lighthouse built on PEI.

  • Sunset coloring the trees.
    Panmure Island provincial park

    Sunset coloring the trees.

  • The hollow pillar which housed the pulley and weight system which caused the light n the lantern to revolve.
    Shaft housing the pulley and weight system

    The hollow pillar which housed the pulley and weight system which caused the light n the lantern to revolve.

  • the beacon stands guard over Cardigan Bay guiding with its still active light.
    Beacon at the top of lighthouse

    The beacon stands guard over Cardigan Bay guiding with its still active light.

 

 

 

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