Discovery Island Lighthouse

In 1886 the island’s first lighthouse was built on Pandora Hill, which is the highest point on the island.

The government appointed an old man Richard Brinn to be the first lighthouse keeper. His daughter Mary Ann Croft assisted him. In fact she ended up doing most of the work. She was a widow with two children. In 1902 after her father died Mary Ann Croft was officially appointed the lighthouse keeper. She was the very first female lighthouse keeper in Canada.

In 1996, the lighthouse was de-staffed and automated.  It had been manned for 110 years. On September 3, 2004 the foghorn at the lighthouse was deactivated and removed from the station.

Today nobody lives on the island and the lighthouse buildings are deteriorating.

Discovery Island Lighthouse

 

Boat trip was fantastic, rooms were fantastic

RRU Convocation 2008. Thank you so much to Dieter and Annette. The place was fabulous and was a great introduction to the island for my "Prarrie Parents" !

The boat trip was fantastic, rooms were fantastic and food superb! Hope to get back here some day! Thank you.