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.

Georgetown Front Range Light


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

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

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

Driving Directions:

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Points East Coastal Drive - 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.

GPS Coordinates: 46 09 50.6 N, 62 31 44.5 W

Technical Data
  • Status: Active / Private
  • LOL number: 955
  • Date Built: 1969
  • Electrification and De-staffing Dates: Electrified since construction
  • Nominal Range: 11 NAUTICAL MILES
  • Focal Height: 11.3m, 37'1"
  • Light: Fixed white light
  • Tower height: 7.1m, 23'3"
Historic Data

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

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Lighthouse Keepers

This reange light has never had a keeper.

Current Owners/ Operators:

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