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Elmira in Kings County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

The Original Fog Alarm Building

Le « Fog Alarm Building »

 
 
The Original Fog Alarm Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
1. The Original Fog Alarm Building Marker
Inscription.  
English:
The original fog alarm building was added to the East Point Light Station in 1885 as a navigational aid. It was replaced in 1908 with a larger building at a cost of $8000.00, and remains one of the few intact fog alarm buildings on PEI. Every Fog Alarm was provided with a distinct pattern of blasts, called a "characteristic." The East Point Fog Alarm characteristic consisted of a 6 second blast every 54 seconds.

Français:
Le premier bâtiment qui logeait l'avertisseur de brouillard (Fog Alarm Building) fut ajouté à la station du phare d'East Point en 1885 comme aide à la navigation. Il fut remplacé en 1908 par un plus grand bâtiment au coût de $ 8000.00, et est l'un des rares bâtiments de ce type demeuré intacte sur l'Île-du-Prince Édouard. Un signal sonore distinct ou "caractéristique du cri" était attribué à chaque avertisseur de brouillard. Le son produit par le diaphone durait 6 secondes toutes les minutes (cri 6s, silence 54 s).
 
Location. 46° 27.155′ N, 61° 58.304′ W. Marker is in Elmira, Prince
Marker detail: 1908 Construction Plans image. Click for full size.
July 16, 2019
2. Marker detail: 1908 Construction Plans
Edward Island, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Road 2 kilometers east of East Point Road (Prince Edward Island Route 16), on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted above eye-level on the west end of the subject Fog Alarm Building, just to the east of the lighthouse tower. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Lighthouse Road, Elmira, Prince Edward Island C0A 1K0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Point (approx. 7.4 kilometers away); Elmira (approx. 7.4 kilometers away); Elmira Railway Museum / Musée ferroviaire d’Elmira (approx. 7.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  East Point Lighthouse. The East Point Lighthouse has the distinction of being “Canada’s Confederation Lighthouse” having been the only Lighthouse in Canada that was built in 1867 and still operates today. (Submitted on October 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Fog Alarm Building Marker • <i>wide view<br>(southwest corner • marker visible on west end)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
3. Fog Alarm Building Marker • wide view
(southwest corner • marker visible on west end)
East Point Lighthouse<br>(<i>northeast corner view • Fog Alarm Building on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
4. East Point Lighthouse
(northeast corner view • Fog Alarm Building on left)
Fog Alarm Building (<i>north side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
5. Fog Alarm Building (north side)
East Point Lighthouse (<i>northwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
6. East Point Lighthouse (northwest corner view)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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