Pendlebury Lighthouse

Pendelbury Lighthouse St. Andrews

Pendlebury Lighthouse

The Pendlebury Lighthouse on Patrick Street is celebrated for its distinctive architecture, guiding ships into St. Andrews harbour for over a century, and serving as an enduring community symbol.

Constructed in 1833 at Indian Point, near a bustling wharf on the harbour’s northeast side, the Pendlebury Lighthouse is the oldest on New Brunswick’s mainland and the third oldest in the province. Standing 13 meters above the high water mark, it is one of eight octagonal lighthouses in the region. The original lighting system included four lamps and reflectors, fueled by oil. The lantern room is notable for its eight windows, each composed of twelve small glass panes.

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 renowned for its connection to the family that managed it from the 1840s until 1938. John Pendlebury, originally from England, served as the Machias Seal Island lighthouse keeper before transferring to St. Andrews, where he worked until his passing in 1853. His son, George, then took over the lighthouse’s operation. The final lightkeeper, Miss Emma Pendlebury, maintained the lighthouse until its closure in 1938. Although it was utilized by a local yacht club until World War II, the light has since been a mere landmark for the past six decades. Now, the lighthouse stands just a few meters from its initial location.

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