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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fish Island Lighthouse, Cabot Beach Provincial Park, Malpeque, Prince Edward Island

This light from 1961 was originally on Billhook Island which is at the West entrance to Malpeque Bay. When erosion on the island threatened the lighthouse in 1989, volunteers sawed it in half to save it and it was transported by a Canadian Forces helicopter to its current location at Cabot Beach Provincial Park on the East side of the bay and reconstructed at that point.  It is no longer active and is a tourist attraction. It was also used as a set on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television series Emily of New Moon which ran in the late 1990's. Photos taken in July 2014.



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