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Linda C. (Seagull) reviewed Canada's Great Country Inns : The Best in Food and Lodging on
The most discriminating, personal, and critically honest guide to the top country inns of Canada, from coast to coast.
In Prince Edward Island, all but three stations are automated.. In 1963 the West Point lighthouse was demanned, a nice way of saying the keeper was pensioned off. But that was just the beginning of the story. The West Prince Region, a community of 132 people, was not in great shape economically. There was little local industry, and employment was sparse for women. Most kids had to leave to achieve any sort of success. The community decided that enough was enough. They needed a make-work project, and the lighthouse was it. Funds were raised to build a small community center, and then, with that completed a contract was drawn up with Transport Canada and the actual task of resoration began.
Under the leadership of Carol Livingstone, granddaughter of the last lightkeeper, bedrooms were constructed within the old wooden building, and a museum of sorts was made out of the memorabilia that were part of the structure......A family-style restaurant was opened that used recipies from the mothers of the region.....There are nine rustic rooms that are furnished with antiques; in addition, there is the Tower Suite, with a super whilrpool....The old lighthouse can be very warm in the summer months, but it's not often that one gets to sleep in such a uniqure setting. P. 50