Range Lights

There are 40 (20 pairs) of range lights in the PEI lighthouse family.  Each pair of range lights includes a front range and a rear range and mark the entrance to a harbour.  Range lights were used by boat captains to pilot their craft safely into harbour by visually lining up the front and rear range lights to get their heading.  For this reason, the front range is typically shorter and the rear range is taller. Range lights often have a vertical red stripe on them as day marks to help the pilot visually line up the pair of lights to find their heading.

One range light – Leard’s Front Range in Victoria-by-the-Sea has been converted to the Victoria Seaport Museum.

Annandale Front Range

Annandale Front Range Light - This range light is a small white wooden tower clad in shingles. It has no lantern. The navigation light is displayed through a small window near the top of the red vertical daymark on the seaward side. The pediments over the window and door have a decorative gingerbread design.

Driving Directions:

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Points East Coastal Drive - Travel on highway #4 northward to route #310 at Dundas Corner. Follow Route #310, approx. 10 km to Annandale Wharf Road. This range front light is at the entrance to the harbour. It is on private property.

Located on Banks Point on Boughton Bay.

GPS Coordinates: 46 15 32.9 N , 62 25 19.9 W on Banks Point

Technical Data
  • Status: Active
  • FHBRO Number: 90-282
  • LOL number: 949
  • Date Built: 1990
  • Electrification and De-staffing Dates: It was electrified and never staffed.
  • Nominal Range: 15 NAUTICAL MILES
  • Focal Height: 9.6m, 31'5"
  • Light: White light ISO, Equal interval flash
  • Flash Pattern: Flash 1 second Eclipse 1 second
  • Tower height: 5.2m, 16'4"
Historic Data

The present range light was built in 1990 to replace the 1898 structure.

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Lighthouse Keepers

1898-1912 - Alfred Robertson
1912-1922 - James Norton
1922-19?? - A. Robertson

Current Owners/ Operators:

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