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Wood Islands Rte. 4 to Murray Harbour to Murray River via Rte. 18 & 17
Wood Islands Lighthouse
Location: Wood Island Ferry Terminal
This lighthouse was built in 1876 and is situated on the cliff at the mouth of the Wood Island Ferry Terminal in eastern PEI. In 1941, a foghorn was requested to help the ferry when it was docking. In 1958, the dwelling and light tower were electrified and the light itself operated on a 1000 watt airway beacon lamp and had changed from a fixed light to a flashing light. This lighthouse has the unique distinction of being the last lighthouse on PEI where the lightkeeper and his family lived right in the lighthouse. The original lightkeepers quarters are still an integral part of the structure today. Come and relive the lifestyles of lightkeeper’s through photos, displays and documentation. Take a peek inside the lightkeeper's quarters, stroll through the rum-running room. Over 200 artifacts uniquely displayed in themed settings. Climb the stairs and see a breathtaking view of the red, rich soil and the miles of the picturesque coastline.
Cape Bear Lighthouse
Location: Near Beach Point, Rte. 18
Built in 1881, this square, three-story lighthouse is still operational and also used as a museum. Local lore says that in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, operator Thomas Barlett received the S.O.S. distress call from the Titanic as she sank 153 km south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Journey into the past as you visit the Museum to hear Bartlett's recollections of that fateful morning and see the artifacts of this piece of history. Climb to the top to the light and enjoy our red sandstone cliffs and secluded beaches that overlook the shimmering waters of the Northumberland Strait.
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