Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, Beacons of Light


Creator(s): Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island

For centuries, lighthouses have been symbols of hope, safety and refuge. Nowhere is their presence more valued than on Prince Edward Island. Although it is only 224 kilometers from North Cape to East Point, the undulating coastline stretches for 1,760 kilometers. Strategically located along the sandy beaches, or standing sentinels atop high red cliffs, there are approximately forty-five beacons (lighthouses) still guiding mariners away from dangerous reefs and into safe harbours.