Seacow Head Light

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Seacow Head Light
Seacow Head Lighthouse (2015-10).jpg
Seacow Head Light is located in Prince Edward Island
Seacow Head Light
Prince Edward Island
Location Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Coordinates 46°18′56.6″N 63°48′36.2″W / 46.315722°N 63.810056°W / 46.315722; -63.810056
Year first constructed 1864
Automated 1959 Edit this on Wikidata
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lacony and lantern
Height 18.3 metres (60 ft)
Focal height 27 metres (89 ft)
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 12s.
Admiralty number H1046
CHS number CCG 1018
NGA number 8308
ARLHS number CAN-453
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard
Heritage recognized federal heritage building of Canada, designated heritage place Edit this on Wikidata
Type Designated Heritage Place
Designated 2012-10-03
Reference no. 7716[1]

The Seacow Head Light is a lighthouse on the south-central coast of Prince Edward Island, Canada, west of Central Bedeque. It was built in 1864.[2] The lighthouse was relocated in 1979 to avoid erosion. The lighthouse appeared in several episodes of the television series Road to Avonlea and was home to one of the series' main characters, Gus Pike.[3]

The name "Seacow Head" was given in reference to the walrus, formerly abundant in nearby waters, and is not connected with Steller's Sea Cow or other Sirenia.[4][5]


  • Malcolm MacFarlane 1865 – 1867
  • Thomas P. Huestis 1867 – 1872
  • James Wright 1872 – 1873
  • Peter O’Ronaghan (Ranahan) 1873 – 1917
  • E. O’Ronaghan 1917 – 1919
  • Thomas J. Ranahan 1919 – 1946
  • Walter Richards 1946 - 1959
  • William Sherry 1959 - 1967[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seacow Head Lighthouse". Prince Edward Island Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Canada: Eastern Prince Edward Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Road to Avonlea Filming Sites
  4. ^ Canadian Board on Geographical Names (1925). Place-names of Prince Edward Island with meanings. F.A. Acland. p. 48. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  5. ^ Gesner, Abraham (1847). Report of the Geological Survey of Prince Edward Island. Sea-cows or Walrus were formerly numerous on this part of the shore, but they have long since disappeared.
  6. ^ Lighthouse Society

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