East Point Light (PEI)

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East Point Light in 2009 - 50th trip
East Point Light in 2009 - 50th trip

East Point, Prince Edward Island

Built: 1867

Automated: 1989

This light is a 19.5 meter (64 foot) octagonal wood tower. The former fog signal building is now used as a visitor center and gift shop. The lighthouse was relocated closer to the water in 1885, and then returned to its original site in 1908 when threatened by erosion. In the spring of 2008 the fog signal/visitor center building was relocated next to the tower to escape the waves. This is one of the island's most popular tourist attractions. This light sits on the eastern most point of Prince Edward Island and marks the western side of the eastern entrance to the Northumberland Strait from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

East Point Light in 2009 - 50th trip
East Point Light in 2009 - 50th trip

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