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Name: Blockhouse Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Location: West side of entrance to Charlottetown Harbour, south coast of PEI.

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Photo: Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

This is the second oldest lighthouse on Prince Edward Island.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 56

Characteristic and Range: Oc White 4 s, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red trim and red lantern, attached to keeper's dwelling.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Attached keeper's house.

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1879 (?)

Date Automated: 1962

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

According to the official website of the government of Prince Edward Island, to find this lighthouse, from Charlottetown travel west on the Trans Canada Route 1 to Cornwall. Turn onto Route 19, Blue Heron Drive and follow it around past Rocky Point. Turn off towards Fort Amherst/Port La Joye National Historic Site and follow the road right to the end, where you will end up in the lighthouse yard. An excellent vantage point for this light is from the park mentioned above. At the lower corner of the park the light is visible and nicely framed by woods and bushes, begging to be photographed. Michel Forand adds: "My recollection of the way I got to the lighthouse is that I had to take a road on the right shortly after turning onto the road that goes to the Fort Amherst/Port La Joye NHS. If you continue straight ahead on the road to the NHS, you end up in the parking lot of the site centre (from which one can then take a long walk to the two Warren Cove range lights)."

Keepers: A. S. McNeil (1851-1912), Nelson Currie (1912-1936), William Stanley Taylor (1936-1963)


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