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:
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.