Once a jumping off point for swimmers, this lighthouse is now 600m from the channel at St Peters Harbour PEI due to coastal accretion. Historical photos courtesy of Carol Livingstone, PEI Lighthouse Society.

Swallowed by the Sea/shore

At the start of the summer NiCHE asked for our favourite and most meaningful photos from summer research or vacation. OK I’ll bite. I’ve seen some amazing landscapes and images so far this year, being lucky (or maybe foolish) enough to have travelled from Vancouver Island, BC to Twillingate Island, Newfoundland, and spent at least…

Francis Bain sketch of PEI shells, Nov 3, 1878.
Source: PARO, Image No. 4.2353.92

Prince Edward Island Beaches and Bain’s “Old Friends” Released from Winter’s Ice, 1866

On this day in nineteenth century Prince Edward Island, the farm landscape is only just beginning to emerge from beneath the ice and snow. The shores of York Point, at the confluence of the North and West (Eliot) Rivers at visible for the first time this spring, and the ice sheets break away from the…