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Name: West Point Light (PEI)  

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Nearest Town or City:
O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Location: Southwestern tip of Prince Edward Island, Northumberland Strait.

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Managing Organization:
West Point Lighthouse

Telephone: 902-859-3605


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 429
Prince Edward Island, C0B 1V0, Canada

The lighthouse fell into disrepair after the keeper was removed in 1963, but the West Point Development Corporation has restored the lighthouse and has added additional buildings. There are overnight accommodations inside the lighthouse tower itself, and more in an attached dwelling. There is also a craft shop next to the lighthouse, and a restaurant.

Tower Height: 69

Height of Focal Plane: 66

Characteristic and Range: Iso W 12s, visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Four-sided, pyramidal tower with black and white stripes.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1875

Date Automated: 1963

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations, museum, restaurant.

Open To Public? Yes

There is a museum on the site with artifacts and history of Prince Edward Island's lighthouse, with the emphasis on West Point Light.

The lighthouse is located an hour's drive from the Confederation Bridge and 45 minutes from Summerside, on the Lady Slipper Scenic Drive, Route 14, off Route 2.

Nearby Lodging: There are nine guest rooms in the dwelling attached to the lighthouse and in the tower itself. All rooms have private baths. Rooms may be rented individually or with package plans. Call 1-800-764-6854 for reservations.

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