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

Updated: Nov 19, 2022



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 now 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.




Here is my harvest of enchanting PEI lighthouses to celebrate the beginning of autumn with you:

There's a small lighthouse in the lower left corner of the book cover.



September is the month when Anne Shirley Blythe leaves her childhood home of 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 >