Georgetown Back Range Light


Status: Active
GPS Coordinates: 46 09 50.6 N, 62 31 44.5 W
FHBRO Number: 90-257
LOL number: 956
Date Built: 1890-91

Electrification and De-staffing Dates: Circa 1970.
Nominal Range: 11 nautical miles
Focal Height: 17.5 meters 57'4" ft
Light: Continuous white light.
Tower height: 13.4 meters   43'9" ft

Driving Directions:

South East Shore

Points East Coastal Drive - PEI MAP -D-13

From Route 17, 7.2 km (2.6 miles) east of Montague, turn north onto Lower Montague Road. When you reach the shore, go right on St. Andrews Point Road for 2.2 km (1.4 miles) and you will see the Georgetown Range Rear Light on your right.


Description:

The square wooden, 13.4 m (44'), tower has a twenty-foot base and steeply sloped sides covered by wooden shingles. The superimposed gallery is carried on iron brackets and has a metal railing.

It was moved from its original location in 1907. The range light is similar in design to the Port Borden Back Range. The day mark has been changed from a broad red horizontal band to a narrow vertical red stripe on the seaward side. 


Historic Data:

The original light, first lit in 1868, was on a mast.  In 1877, the Georgetown Back Range Light was built.

 


Keepers:

Roger Westaway            1883 – 1901

Jesse George Clark       1901 – 1912

Roger Westaway            1912 – ?

 


Current Owners/ Operators:

Government of Canada. It is one of three lighthouses on PEI that had no petition filed for ownership.

Last Updated: November 15, 2013