Private Lighthouses

There are 18 lighthouses and range lights that have been purchased by private individuals or community groups.  They are often located on private land and not accessible to the public.  Several of these Private Lighthouses have been converted to other functions, summer cottages, guest houses or small shops.  These are generally small range lights.

Cape Tryon Lighthouse


The square tapered wooden tower is shingled and painted white with red trim. A narrow plank deck with metal railing surrounds the simple lantern. There are pediments above the windows and door.The interior is unfinished. The lighthouse has always been electrified and has never had a dwelling.

Driving Directions:

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Although this light is on private property, it can be viewed from a public road.

Central Coastal Drive - From Highway 6 in New London at the Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, go north on Highway 20 for 6.9 km (4.3 miles) and then turn right on River Road (Route 263). Follow River Road until it ends, then turn left onto Cape Road. After 1.0 km (0.6 miles) there will be a dirt road (Cape Tryon Road) on your right. The Cape Tyron Lighthouse is located at the end of this private dirt road.

GPS Coordinates: 46 32 02.3N 63 30 21.9W

Technical Data
  • Status: Active
  • LOL number: 1061
  • Date Built: 1965
  • Electrification and De-staffing Dates: The light was always electrified.
  • Nominal Range: 8 NAUTICAL MILES
  • Focal Height: 33.4m, 109.5'
  • Light: LFL; Long Flash white light
  • Flash Pattern: Flash 2 seconds Eclipse 4 seconds
  • Tower height: 12.4m, 40' 6"
Historic Data

Although records indicate that a light was established here in 1865, the first lighthouse situated on the site was built in 1905. It was one of the Island lighthouses that remained in service year round from1943-1945 to aid wartime pilots training at the British Commonwealth Air Training Schools.

The current lighthouse was built in 1965 to the right of the original lighthouse.

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Lighthouse Keepers

The light was always electrified.

Current Owners/ Operators:

Government of Canada. A petition for ownership has been submitted under the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Program.