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  • Writer's pictureLinda Borromeo

Stars Through an Autumn Twilight: A Harvest of Lighthouses on Prince Edward Island

Is it because I grew up in the desert? My imagination has always harbored a fascination for islands and lighthouses.

I think whatever is far away from our everyday world acquires a certain mystique. And in my desert world, when temperatures soared into the 90s or even reached the100s in September, I loved escaping to stories with sea-swept islands and lighthouses.

One of my favorites is Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery.

Is Captain Jim's Lighthouse Real?

When I read Anne's House of Dreams once again, I wondered, Is Captain Jim's lighthouse based on a real place on Prince Edward Island?

I discovered the surprising answer and wrote about what I found out here >

After delving into this island world, I wanted to do a follow-up blog featuring Prince Edward Island lighthouses in all their striking beauty and variety.

Did You Know?: On Prince Edward Island, there are 61 lighthouses and range light buildings on the island's scalloped coastline.

Here is a harvest of enchanting PEI lighthouses (as many as I could fit) to celebrate the beginning of autumn with you:

This beautiful book cover works for our theme, since there's a small lighthouse in the lower left corner!

September is the month when Anne Shirley Blythe leaves her childhood home at Green Gables to find her "house of dreams" at Four Winds Harbor:

Why is there an "old" Cape Tryon and a "new" Cape Tryon Lighthouse? What is their connection to L. M. Montgomery? Discover their story here >

Click below to see my video version of the "Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island," with added quotes and more of these beautiful lighthouses:

Happy first day of autumn to you on September 23, 2023!

Although I grew up where temperatures rise to 110 degrees or more, I now live in the Pacific Northwest, It's at least 30 degrees cooler in the summer and lighthouses are, delightfully, close by.

My first book, Mystery Shores, takes place on a secretive lighthouse island. The mystery unfolds along the Washington Coast in 1893.


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