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A drive around Prince Edward Island...the southeast shore...Point Prim lighthouse, the oldest in PEI, and one of few round, brick lighthouses in Canada.

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In June we travelled by rail from Vancouver (British Columbia) to Montreal (Quebec) where we spent five nights. We then took an overnight train to Moncton (New Brunswick). Next we drove to Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton (Nova Scotia), and flew home from Halifax.
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gemstone

FYI..."Many of thePEI lighthouses are now individually owned and operated by local community non-profit groups, which were formed to take over the maintenance and restoration of the lighthouses from the Canadian Government. The Federal Government still owns and maintains the lanterns of those lighthouses that are still operating as active aids to navigation." This is a quote from the brochure of The Prince Edward Lighthouse Society. You can find a map and more info at:

https://www.peilighthousesociety.ca/index.php

Impie

Correct, Faye. I read they all but three (nr.1 in Terschelling, nr.3 in Schiermonnikoog) and nr.16 in Ouddorp) are automated.... :)

gemstone

And each one of yours looks different, too, to help sailors in trouble determine where they are. We have lighthouses along the West Coast...but I think the ones that are still operational are all automated. In England you can actually book your holiday stay in one or two that have been refurbished. :)

Impie

My small country seems to have 21 lighthouses.....I learn something new here every time! :-))
I also found a site with (Dutch) descriptions of the lighthouses and where they are positioned!


http://www.angelfire.com/al/kust/vuurtorens.html

gemstone

Knowing the treachery of Lake Superior in a storm, I imagine Lake Michigan can be just as dangerous, so it doesn't surprise me that there are 140 along it's coastline. In PEI each lighthouse was painted, constructed, or decorated in a particular way to help sailor's get their bearings...

EllaMB

Boy, was I way off !! The US has 850 lighthouses! Michigan has 140. The oldest is Boston Lighthouse which still has a lighthouse keeper. All of the other lighthouses are run by electricity.

gemstone

They were talking of concentration, Ella, i.e. the number of square miles versus the number of lighthouses...so with PEI being so small and with the U.S. having a more lengthy coastline... you probably have more...particularly with all the islands along your east coast.

EllaMB

Very interesting. I didn't think the US had very many, so if Canada's smallest province has 63, then there aren't that many in the US. I'll have to check it out. I'm guessing maybe less than 20.

gemstone

Ella...a few quotes from the brochure of The Prince Edward Lighthouse Society:

"Canada's smallest province...is home to 63 lighthouses and range lights...the highest concentration of lighthouses in North America.

Many of the PEI lighthouses are now individually owned and operated by local community non-profit groups, which were formed to take over the maintenance and restoration of the lighthouses from the Canadian Government. The Federal Government still owns and maintains the lanterns of those lighthouses that are still operating as active aids to navigation."

The light at Point Prim was automated in 1969. :)

EllaMB

They sure keep it in good repair. I assume it's still operational or is it part of a park for tourists? Nev (ulangariver) posted a lighthouse sometime back. I asked how many lighthouses Australia had and he responded that there were 350. Had no idea they had that many!

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