East Point Lighthouse, PEI

At the far eastern tip of Prince Edward Island lies the aptly named East Point Lighthouse. Local lore tells the tale of a British Captain who was charged for running his ship aground nearby. He managed to prove that the charts were wrong as they showed the lighthouse on the point instead of inland where it had actually been built.

Instead of changing the charts, they somehow managed to pick up and move the lighthouse closer to where it was shown on the charts. A pretty impressive feat, but also a testament to the construction.

It’s one of the few lighthouses that you can explore the inside of, and climb to the top.

I thought the tiny bulb inside a plastic housing looked sad atop what used to be a mighty mechanical rotating lens. Heavy steel parts are set casually aside, too big to remove through the access hatch.

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