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East Point Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Elmira Railway Museum in left background)</i> image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
East Point Marker • wide view
(Elmira Railway Museum in left background)
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Elmira — East Point
English: The eastern terminus of the Confederation Trail is Elmira. It is a further nine kilometres by road to East Point, the eastern tip of land. The site is dominated by an octagonal white lighthouse built in 1867. Exceeding 19 . . . — Map (db m141202) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Elmira — ElmiraThe End of the Line / La Fin de la Ligne Ferroviaire
English: The Elmira Branch of the P.E.I. Railway opened for business on 26 October 1912, one of the last expansions of rail service in the province. The terminus at Elmira was similar to other "ends," with an engine house and . . . — Map (db m141203) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Elmira — Elmira Railway Museum / Musée ferroviaire d’Elmira
English: Elmira became the new eastern terminus of the P.E.I. Railway in 1912 when the main line was extended from Harmony. The early decades of the 1900s were the last period of expansion for the provincial railway. They were . . . — Map (db m141204) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Elmira — The Original Fog Alarm BuildingLe « Fog Alarm Building »
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 . . . — Map (db m140620) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Georgetown — Georgetown War Memorial
To the glorious memory of our native sons who paid the supreme sacrifice in the two World Wars. 1914 — 1918 Our Honoured Dead Stephen F. Cherry • John P. Dalton • Martin P. Dalton • John W. Lavers • Temple W. Macdonald, M.C. . . . — Map (db m80294) WM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Georgetown — Georgetown’s New Railway StationNouvelle gare ferroviaire de Georgetown
English: The railway and the steamship lines serving Prince Edward Island became major drivers to a new industry which became known as tourism. Realizing soon after the railway was open for service in 1875 that more and more of their . . . — Map (db m80298) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Georgetown — The Honorable Andrew Archibald (A.A.) Macdonald
English: The Honorable Andrew Archibald (A.A.) Macdonald was born February 14, 1829 in Three Rivers. He carried on the family business in Georgetown until called to serve in the Legislature. He was in Ottawa, a member of the . . . — Map (db m80295) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Georgetown — Three RiversLes trois rivières — Samkook —
English: The Three Rivers - Montague, Brudenell, and Cardigan - wind through towns, villages and communities in Kings County, draining into Cardigan Bay, known to the Mi’Kmaq people as Samkook (sandy shore). One of the first French . . . — Map (db m80296) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Greenwich — Havre Saint Pierre
Established in 1720, Havre Saint Pierre was once the largest settlement in the colony of Isle Saint Jean. On a summer day in the 1730s this was a busy place. Here - a fleet of tiny shallops, sails snapping as they set out for the . . . — Map (db m139397) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Greenwich — Mussel Power/Les moules plus d'une utilité
The bottom of the bay is like a giant compost bin. Seaweed and shellfish collect here when they die, and form a thick, black mud. The decomposing shells create high lime content, making "mussel mud” a perfect fertilizer for the . . . — Map (db m139444) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Greenwich — St. Peters
Early British settlers were more interested in farming than in fishing. By the early 1800s, a small village began to grow farther inland. Here the bay was narrow and easily crossed - first by ferry, later by bridge. St. Peters . . . — Map (db m139407) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Greenwich — The Sanderson Farm/La ferme Sanderson
It is believed that Charles Sanderson started farming here around 1820. Until the farm was sold in the early 197os, different generations of Sandersons cared for this land. Always mindful of the ever-changing sand dunes, they helped . . . — Map (db m139448) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Murray Harbour — Cape Bear Lighthouse / Phare de Cape Bear
English: Cape Bear is located on the Northumberland Strait side of the southeast corner of Prince Edward Island. The name survives in translation from the French period of Island history. The lighthouse was built in 1881, one of . . . — Map (db m147964) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Murray Harbour — Getting the Train to the Track / L’Arrivée du Train sur la Voie Ferrée
English: The normal way to build a railway is to start at one end using an engine and flatcars to deliver materials to the end-of-track. The branch built between Charlottetown and Murray Harbour between 1901 and 1904 required a . . . — Map (db m147962) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Murray Harbour — Murray Harbour War Memorial
In grateful tribute to the living and the dead who through their valiant efforts and bitter sacrifice have made Canada great is this shrine dedicated Killed in action or died in service War of 1914-1918 Gordon Mackay Clarence Reynolds . . . — Map (db m139450) WM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Murray Harbour — The “Harbour” / Le « Harbour »
English: Murray Harbour began to achieve status as an important PEI port in the late 1700s. The earliest settlers in the area sustained themselves by fishing and farming but John Cambridge, the proprietor of Lot 64, was actively . . . — Map (db m140239) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Murray Harbour — The Fishery at Murray Harbour / La Pêche À Murray Harbour
English: A well-protected fishing harbour lies a short distance down the South River from the end of the trail. Fishing boats are lined up on both sides of the waterway and storage sheds dominate the wharves. The quiet ripple-free . . . — Map (db m147963) HM
Prince Edward Island (Kings County), Murray River — The Murray Harbour Branch / L’Embranchement Menant À Murray Harbour
English: The original planners of the P.E.I. Railway in the early 1870s were very focused on connecting all of the major Island ports. The export of farm produce was at the heart of the economy. The railway made it easier for . . . — Map (db m147965) HM

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