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  •  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.

  • Orwell Corner Historic Village - PEI

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

  • Heritage Boat Launch - Canada Day 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Point Prim Lighthouse

    Point Prim Lighthouse

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

  • 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 – Points East Coastal Drive

When the fathers of confederation gathered in Charlottetown to first talk about confederation in 1864, the Point Prim Lighthouse had already been lighting the way for steamships coming into Northumberland Strait for over 19 years! Built in 1864 after being petitioned by the Prince Edward Island Steam Navigation company to help the company secure the government’s lucrative mail contract by operating a steam boat between the Island and the mainland.1 lighthouse

Read the story behind the politics of building Point Prim and how the current day Point Prim Lighthouse Society connected confederation and the lighthouse to secure funds to restore the lighthouse--- PEI History Guy  2 round brick walls

It is a majestic lighthouse: still in operation with a beacon, the first and oldest lighthouse on PEI and its only brick lighthouse and only one of several lighthouses in Canada that are round brick.

The lighthouse was awarded heritage protection by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2015 and divested to a volunteer community group, Point Prim Lighthouse Society Incorporated. So many of PEI’s lighthouses are left alone on PEI’s shores and fields, Point. Prim Lighthouse is incredibility well maintained and lovingly restored including newly painted, a reinforced seawall, open air pavilion and expanded parking.   It is a joy to visit and well worth the climb to the top. Artifacts to see as you climb the steep staircase to each level and finally reach the top to see the beacon light and the views at a height of 60 ft.  3 view

On our visit, we talked with the supervisor of the lighthouse Steven Taran, who is an excellent spokesman for the group and obviously proud of the society’s accomplishments. He told us how many of the volunteers are descents of lighthouse keepers

4 potteryI’m not a big gift shop visitor, but if you visit the lighthouse, take the time to visit the gift shop. Beautiful stain glass, pottery, carpentry and yarns all created by local artisans, living within about 15 km of the lighthouse. If you have the time you can visit the artists and see what else they have you might like. 5 stained glass

Point Prim, a proud lighthouse which has stood protecting mariners for over 170 years and a proud volunteer society which can take it into its future.

 

 

 

 

Point Prim Lighthouse

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    View from the Top

    Another excellent view, showing sparkling water.

  •  oldest lighthouse on PEI
    Point Prim Lighthouse

    It is a majestic lighthouse: still in operation with a beacon, the first and oldest lighthouse on PEI.

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    Lighthouse Artifacts

    Showing the lighthouse keepers raincoat, much needed on those rainy dark  nights of the past.

  • The first and oldest lighthouse on PEI and its only brick lighthouse.
    Inside the Brick Lighthouse

    The first and oldest lighthouse on PEI and its only brick lighthouse.

  • Point Prim Lighthouse
    Point Prim Lighthouse

    The lighthouse is incredibility well maintained and lovingly restored including newly painted.

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    Lighthouse Artifacts

    As you climb the steep staircase to each level, there are artifacts to see.

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    Lighthouse Artifacts

    Showing the round brick lighthouse with several artificts.

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    View from the Top

    View showing curve of the shore line.

  • stain glass Point Prim
    Stain Glass

    Take the time to visit the gift shop, one example of lots of beautiful crafts created by local artisans, as a memory of your visit to Point Prim.

  • beacon Point Prim Lighthouse
    Still Active Beacon

    Climb the steep staircase to each level and finally reach the top to see the beacon light.