Photo by Max Krolikowski

List of Light Keepers

  • John Ings 1846-1854
  • Ewen MacLeod 1854-1857
  • John Gillies and Donald MacPherson 1857
  • Finlay MacDonald 1857-1867
  • Simon Murchison 1867-1870
  • Finlay MacDonald 1870-1872
  • Alex  John MacRae (Sandy) 1872-1873
  • Michael MacLeod June 4,1873-1897
  • Donald Gillis-1897-1910
  • Alex John MacRae (Sandy) 1910-1912
  • Simon A. McLean 1912-1920
  • Angus Murchison 1920-1955
  • Simon Murchison 1948 April – August; during the illness of his father.
  • Manson Murchison September 1st-7th 1955
  • Norman Gillis September 8th 1955-February 23rd 1956
  • Manson Murchison 1956-1969

For more information on PEI’s lighthouses, check out The PEI Lighthouse Society’s Website

Angus Murchison (shown below) was the longest running lighthouse keeper.

 He was the light keeper for 35 years from 1920-1955.

Manson Murchison (shown below) was the keeper until the light was made automatic on March 10th, 1969.

Click here to view video of interview with Manson Murchison.