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Island Lighthouses

PARO Acc. 3466/HF 77.239

Point Prim Lighthouse and Fog Alarm, circa 1920

Architect of Province House and Fanningbank, Isaac Smith also designed the Point Prim lighthouse -- Prince Edward Island's first. In 1845, his design for a round Island brick structure was accepted by the Legislative Assembly and was built by Richard Walsh. Sixty-five feet above water and visible from 13 miles, the light was first lit on 4 December 1845. Two years later, the structure was studded, boarded and shingled.

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