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Saturday, August 9, 2014

New London Range Rear Lighthouse, French River, Prince Edward Island

Established in 1876 the New London Range Rear Lighthouse sits on the end of the cape at the entrance to New London Harbour in North Central Prince Edward Island, Northwest of the city of Charlottetown. The light remains active as an assistance to fishermen in the area. It is a 43 foot high wooden tower with attached keeper's quarters. For a time the keeper's quarters were rented to individuals, however this practice has been discontinued. The front range light in the area was demolished in 2006. It is noted that just a short distance from this lighthouse is the Yankee Hill Cemetery where it is believed that a number of American Fishermen are buried having drown in the Yankee Gale of 1851. Photos were taken in July 2014.



4 comments:

  1. mary adams ramsayJuly 27, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    lighthouses are so interesting and bueatiful . i love them especially this one i was born in this lighthouse my mother was the lighthouse keeper

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Yes they are interesting and beautiful. It must have been quite the experience living at the lighthouse as a child. Would love to hear more. Cheers.

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  2. i dont really have a lot of memories living in the lighthouse .but spent alot of time there as mom would go down and work at it and i would go with her and play in the sand and stand on the little wharf and tall to the sea gulls .not sure they listened to me lol,yes i have many interesting stories and love to talk about them.my mother was an amazing womam

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    1. I am sorry it has taken me awhile to respond. I was away in Taiwan at my son's wedding. I am just starting to catch up on things. Would love to hear more stories about life at the lighthouse. You can email me at nealdoan@yahoo.com

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