November 27, 2022

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Pendlebury Lighthouse

Pendlebury Lighthouse

The Pendlebury Lighthouse on Patrick Street is recognized for its style of construction, for providing guidance to vessels entering St. Andrews harbour for 105 years and for its continued use as a community landmark. 

The Pendlebury Lighthouse was built in 1833 on Indian Point next to a busy wharf on the northeast side of the harbour. It is the oldest lighthouse on the mainland of New Brunswick, and third oldest in the province. The lighthouse, one of eight octagonal lighthouses in New Brunswick, stands 13 meters above the high water mark. The original light had 4 lamps and reflectors and was illuminated with oil. A unique feature of the lantern room is the dozen small panes of glass that make up each of its eight windows. 

Crgo Ship at Pendlebury Wharf St. Andrews
P283.53 Cargo ship at Pendlebury Wharf, St. Andrews. Photo Charlotte County Archive

The Pendlebury Lighthouse is also recognized for its association with the family that operated it from the 1840’s until 1938. John Pendlebury came from England to serve at the Machias Seal Island lighthouse keeper but was later transferred to St. Andrews. He served as the keeper until his death in 1853. His son, George, then operated the lighthouse. The last lightkeeper was Miss Emma Pendlebury, who tended it until the closing of the lighthouse in 1938. Used until WWll by the local yacht club, the light has stood only as a landmark for the past 60 years. The light now sits only a few metres from its original site. 

Source: HistoricPlaces.ca 

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