Warren Cove Front Range Light


Status: Active
GPS Coordinates: 46 11 56.7N 63 08 17.7W
FHBRO Number: 90-117
LOL number: 996
Date Built: 1907

Nominal Range: 12 nautical miles
Focal Height: 17.3 meters 56'7" ft
Light: Fixed Yellow Light
Tower height: 11.2 meters   36'7" ft

Driving Directions:

South Shore

Central Coastal Drive - PEI MAP - E - 10

From Charlottetown, travel southwest on Highway 1, then take Highway 19 south passing through Meadowbank. Shortly after the bridge, follow Highway 19 east to Fort Amherst/Port La Joye National Historic Site. When you near the southeast tip of the peninsula, go east on Blockhouse Road from Highway 19, then make your first left onto Hache Gallant Drive.

Park at the National Historic Site Interpretive Centre, and take the walking tour past the fort to the edge of the bluff, where you will find the lighthouse.


Description:

The appearance of the Warren Cove Front Range Light has changed  noticably since a refurbishment in 2008.

This square wooden tapered range light is 11.2m (37feet) from base to  vane. It still retains its classical appearance with a steep pediment over the door and a shed dormer over the second story window. The cornice is now angled rather than curved. It has a wooden cross braced railing on the lantern deck. The roof of the lantern and pediments are painted red. It has a wooden lantern with only one window facing seaward.

 



Historic Data:

The Warren Cove Front Range Light was built in 1907 by M. Walsh using   Department of Marine and Fisheries design. The Range Light was framed at the Government Wharf Warehouse in Charlottetown. The cost of both ramge lights was $1495. 39. The front and back range lights were established on the Warren Farm and had an indirect influence on the development of the Charlottetown Harbour.

In the early 1960's the name of the lights was changed from Warren Farm to Warren Cove range Lights.

A building investigation in 2008 revealed that the shingles and the wooden walls were severly damaged by rot. It was deemed more cost effective to cover the framework with plywood which was then covered with Nailite siding which is guaranteed for 25 years. The flared cornice was changed into an angled cornice. This range light has been moved several times.


Keepers:

Alexander S. McNeil    1907 – 1912

C. E. H. Newson            1912 – 1921

J. L. Doiron                    1921 – ?


Current Owners/ Operators:

Government of Canada. A community group has submitted a petition to assume ownership under the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Program.

Grounds open, tower closed.

Last Updated: September 28, 2013