The Wood Island Lighthouse is located on the Northumberland Strait on the southernmost point of Prince Edward Island. The harbour, plays an important role in the Island’s history, connecting Wood Islands and Pictou, Nova Scotia and continues offering vital ferry services to the mainland.
The first floor of the attached dwelling originally featured a kitchen, sitting room and two bedrooms, with four bedrooms upstairs. The wooden, square tower with pedimented windows and a decorative flared cornice topped by a wooden balustrade, rises to a height of 12.2 metres (40 feet). The original illuminating apparatus was a fourth-order lens that displayed a fixed white light at a focal plane of eighty feet.
Maurice's depiction of the lighthouse shows the Wood Island-to-Pictou ferry in the background.
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