Cape Tryon Lighthouse, 1940s

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Cape Tryon Lighthouse, 1940s

The interest of this image lies in the fact that it shows the first Cape Tryon Lighthouse in its original location above the cliff, when it was still an active navigational aid.

Summerside Range Front Light, ca. 1910

The Summerside Range was established in 1895, but there had been a light in the port area since 1854. That first light was described in 1861 as "A lantern, on Green's Wharf."* The postcard (written in 1915?) shows the 1895 lighthouse as well as the wagons of the Prince Edward Island Railway discharging their passengers on the ferry pier in Summerside. The S.S. Empress ran the ferry service between Summerside and Pointe du Chêne, near Shediac, New Brunswick, from 1906 to 1916. *Alexander Findlay, "A Desc…

Summerside Range Front Light, 1927

The Summerside Range was established in 1895, but a new lighthouse was built in 1913 to replace the 1895 front tower. This private photo taken in 1927 shows a fading image of the 1913 front light. After decommissioning, the tower was moved to a private property on McCallum's Point, across the Summerside harbour.

West Point Wharf Range Rear Light, ca. 1930

The West Point Wharf Range was established in 1912. It was described in 1915 (and in following years at least as late as 1957) as a white mast with a white shed at the base. The shed is missing in this photo but it's possible it was being rebuilt.