Georgetown Front Range Light


Status: Active / Private
GPS Coordinates: 46 09 50.6 N, 62 31 44.5 W
LOL number: 955
Date Built: 1969

Electrification and De-staffing Dates: Electrified since construction
Nominal Range: 11 nautical miles
Focal Height: 11.3 meters 37'1" ft
Light: Fixed white light
Tower height: 7.1 meters   23'3" ft

Driving Directions:

Points East Coastal Drive - PEI Map - C -13

This Range Light overlooks the Georgetown Harbour in Lower Montague. From Route 17 of Points East Coastal Drive, turn off to Lower Montague and follow the road along the Montague River. Look for the range light as you near a bend in the road. 

This light is located on privately owned land.


Description:

The present Georgetown Front Range was built in 1969. It is a fiberglass cylindrical tower painted red with a broad white horizontal band.

At the top there is a modern optic on the seaward side of this sylindrical tower. 

It is the only one of this style on Prince Edward Island.


Historic Data:

The Georgetown Range Lights aided in the development of the fishing industry in and around Georgetown Harbour.


Keepers:

This has never had a keeper. 


Current Owners/ Operators:

Government of Canada. It was not included in the list of lights for divestiture.

Last Updated: December 17, 2013