Lighthouses have a long history on PEI going back to 1845 when the Island received its first light on land donated by the Earl of Selkirk at Point Prim. Its construction was in response to increasing ship traffic and subsequent merchants’ and ship owners’ pleas to the Colony’s House of Assembly. Since then, many more lighthouses and range lights have been constructed and today, over 50 dot the coastline of our beautiful Island. To celebrate and encourage preservation of these coastal beacons, the Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation invites you to join them Monday, August 19th at 7.30 pm for an illustrated talk entitled, Lighting the Way: PEI Lighthouses Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, at the Freight Shed on the Montague Waterfront. Carol Livingstone, President, PEI Lighthouse Society and Josh Silver, Red Seal Carpenter and Learning Manager, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Program, Holland College will explore the history of these iconic forms of coastal architecture and identify their function and architectural features. Admission is by donation and light refreshments will be served, so please join us and bring a friend for a lovely summer evening on the Montague waterfront. For more information, please call 368-6600.
When: Monday, August 19th at 7.30 pm
Where: 1 Station Street, Montague in the Freight Shed on the waterfront