Wright's Front Range Light


Status: Decomissioned
GPS Coordinates: 46 12 16 N, 63 29 48.3 W
FHBRO Number: 90-119
LOL number: 1010
Date Built: 1903

Electrification and De-staffing Dates: Decommissioned in August 2011.
Focal Height: 7.2 meters 23'6" ft
Light: was a red Quick Flash
Flash Pattern: was flash 4 seconds eclipse 4 seconds was visible at line of range
Tower height: 3.7 meters   12" ft

Driving Directions:

South Shore

Central Coastal Drive - PEI MAP - F - 8

From Highway 1, roughly 19 km (12 miles) east of Confederation Bridge, exit south towards Victoria, following Nelson Street. The Wrights Front Range Light can be seen distantly from the waterfront in Victoria..

 


Description:

The Wright's Front Range light is the simplest and least expensive enclosed lighthouse on Prince Edward Island. The tower is 'only' 3.7m(21feet) high. It has no lantern or gallery. The light is shown from a window facing seaward. There are no other windows in this lighthouse. The interior is unfinished.

 


Historic Data:

The Wright's Front Range Light, constructed in 1903, is located in Victoria, PEI overlooking the Northumberland Strait and Victoria Harbour on the south shore.

The first range light at this location, “a box shed about 6 feet high with a short mast about 10 feet in total height,” was replaced in 1903 with the current range light.

This range light was moved in 1986 due to shoreline erosion, and is located on private property.

A solar panel supplied electricity to the range light prior to it being decomissioned in August 2011.


Keepers:

Charles L. Wright        June 14, 1894 – 1935

Charles Evan Wright                  1935 – 1959


Current Owners/ Operators:

The Victoria Seaport Museum Inc. has submitted a petition of ownership under the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Program.

Last Updated: November 22, 2013