Blockhouse Point Lighthouse, July, 1998
The Blockhouse Point Lighthouse was established in 1851 on the west side to the entrance to Charlottetown Harbour. The original building, the second oldest on Prince Edward Island, is still in use and has not been restored. The lighthouse was automated in 1962.
I visited this lighthouse on one of my early morning outings on my first day on Prince Edward Island. The building itself makes an impressive sight. It is so well kept that it is hard to imagine it being more than a hundred years old. The grounds offer some walking and a variety of views of the building.
One warning though, be prepared for the insects if you visit in the summer. I arrived in shorts and t-shirt and I was bleeding within a minute of leaving the car.
PEI Lighthouses - Lorne's Lighthouses
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Last updated: 23 Apr 2001