Photo By Krista MacRae
Saturday, August 18th, 2017
Point Prim Lighthouse Speaks To the World
Point Prim Lighthouse is hosting a strawberry social on August 18th to celebrate International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Local amateur radio enthusiast, George Dewar, will be on air for 48 hours attempting to make as many contacts as possible with over 500 lighthouses in over 40 countries around the world.
The ILLW was established in 1998 and over the years it has evolved into one of the most popular international amateur radio events in existence. It’s just HAM’s at lighthouses trying to make as many contacts as possible. Come on out to the lighthouse to enjoy complimentary strawberries and ice cream from 2pm-4pm and chat with George while attempting a radio contact with someone around the world. All are welcome.
Open House at the Point Prim Lighthouse Saturday, July 15th , 2017, at 1pm!
The Point Prim Lighthouse Society is hosting an open house to celebrate our acquisition of the Lighthouse and to showcase recent improvements such as the reinforced seawall, the expanded parking lot, and the newly constructed Keeper’s Cottage. The new Keeper’s Cottage houses a Gift Shop, Historical Interpretation Center, and accessible washrooms. It also features an attached band shell for hosting entertainment and weddings.
10 – 6pm: Free tours of the Lighthouse
1 – 3pm: Free BBQ
1 – 4pm: Free Strawberries and Ice Cream.
2 pm: Guest Speakers. The Honorable Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.
1 – 3:30 pm: Musicians Gord Belsher and Richard Wood Please join us in the celebration of the revitalization of our beautiful lighthouse, the oldest and only round brick lighthouse on PEI! Bring your own lawn chair!