HISTORY OF SOURIS HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE AND SOURIS BY THE SEA TREASURES
                     
1880 - Souris East Lighthouse was built at a cost of $620. The square tapered tower, clad in wooden shingles, 
            stands 45' base to vane.  It has 3 flights of stairs leading to the lantern room which is completely surrounded  
            by glass windows.  The lantern was made by the Chance Brothers of Birmingham, England.

1881 - an attached dwelling was added   
1911 - An oil shed was built

1947 - A pump house was added
1951 - The old barn was torn down

1957 - A storage shed was added

1959 - The dwelling was detached and moved from the site to Main Street and a new dwelling was built

1961- One of the first mercury vapour lamps used by the Canadian Coast Guard was installed

1991 - the second dwelling was removed to MacPhee Ave. when Francis McIntosh retired as the last lightkeeper.

2009 - the Lighthouse was transfered to Souris Harbour Authority












2010 - Souris Harbour Authority refurbished the lighthouse, opening it for tours and a nautical gift shop.

2011 - Souris East Lighthouse was recognized as a heritage place under the Prince Edward Island Heritage                Protection Act

2012 - Souris Harbour Authority expanded with a new building on the site which houses the nautical gift shop  




"Souris by the Sea Treasures" 

 2015 -  Souris Harbour Authority refurbished the "top" of the lighthouse and painted the body.  They also did
              necessary repairs and refurbishing of the interior - all ready for your visit!

Souris Lighthouse and Souris by the Sea Treasures
​Souris Historic Lighthouse 
TOUR









4th floor -   the light - spectacular view!!!









  3rd floor -  History of Souris Lighthouse  









  2nd floor -  Life Cycle of Sea Glass
         (made from sand  ---- going back to sand)









  1st floor - History of Souris Harbour                     
History of Souris Lighthouse
Sea Glass Story
History of Souris Lighthouse
View From Souris Lighthouse
 Souris by the Sea Treasures
souris by the sea treasures
Souris by the Sea Treasures 
Gift Shop 
at Souris Historic Lighthouse
138 Breakwater Street
Souris, Prince Edward Island. Canada
902-687-2251   or  902-218-1085
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"Take a Bit of Prince Edward Island Home"
Antique Bottles at Souris Lighthouse
​Keepers of the light - 

1880 - 1905 - Angus MacDonald
1905 - 1913 - J. D. Lavie
1913 - ?        - George N. MacDonald
1913 - 1920  - B. Bushey
1920 - 1935  -  M. Frank McIntosh
1935 - 1956  - Andrew McIntosh
1956 - 1974 - Donald G. Osbourne
1974 - 1991 - Francis McIntosh