Category Archive: 'News and Events'
Stewart MacIntyre’s ancestors came to PEI from Scotland in the early 19th century. He grew up on a mixed farm, but when he was 12 his father was appointed keeper of the East Point Lighthouse. MacIntyre later worked there himself as a radio technician until his retirement in 1962. One of he hobbies he took […]
On August 18 members of the PEI Amateur Radio Group will set up antennas and radios at the East Point lighthouse. This temporary setup is to allow participation in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) which takes place each year on the 3rd full weekend in August. This year over 500 lighthouses in over 40 […]
The website is https://www.lighthouserunpei.com/. People can register at the runningroom.com under the events section. The second annual Points East Lighthouse Run/Relay is taking place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Sign up a team of four members or run the 29.4 kilometer course as a solo event. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the historic […]
I went to visit the location where the lighthouse once stood before being moved to its current location. Here are some pictures I took. Three pictures are of a well hand dug on site, what a beauty! And 1 is all that remains of the depression in the ground where the original lighthouse was lifted […]
The Friends of Elmira hosted their AGM last night at the Rec Center on Munns Road to a very good turnout from the community. Lots of business was conducted, and here is one of those presentations that communities get built on. Mrs. Margie Stewart, representing the Womens Institute in various positions for the last 54 […]
The first Points East Lighthouse Run/Relay is debuting on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Sign up a team of four members or run the 29.4 kilometer course as a solo event. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the historic East Point Lighthouse. Following the Points East Coastal Drive, you will weave your way through some […]
Built in 1867, located near the south shore of East Point on Prince Edward Island. This lighthouse is one of the Island’s last manned lighthouses and is one of the most popular sights on the Island. It is also one of the busiest aids to navigation for both deep sea traffic and the inshore and […]