St. Andrews North Point Lighthouse

The St. Andrews North Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in St. Andrews, New Brunswick on the southern tip of the peninsula in the Passamaquoddy Bay; it is commonly known as Pendlebury Lighthouse from the name of the family who took care of it.

St. Andrews North Point Lighthouse
St. Andrews Lighthouse in August, 2021
LocationSaint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates45°04′06″N 67°03′02″W / 45.06842°N 67.050513°W / 45.06842; -67.050513
Constructed1833 (first)
Constructionwooden tower (first)
metal skeletal tower (current)
Height9 metres (30 ft) (first)
11.9 metres (39 ft) (current)
Shapeoctagonal piramidal with balcony and lantern (first)
quadrangular skeletal tower (current)
Markingswhite tower, red lantern (first)
red tower (current)
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorTown of St. Andrews[2]
Deactivated1938 (first)
Focal height7 metres (23 ft) (current)
Range4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl R 4s Edit this on Wikidata



The first lighthouse was built in 1833 and consisted of a white wooden octagonal pyramidal tower with balcony and red lantern. In 1840 the foundation were secured and the lantern was changed because it was deemed to be unfit. In 1842 John Pendlebury was transferred from Machias Seal Island to become the second keeper of the lighthouse, beginning a family dynasty of keepers until 1938 when the light was decommissioned.[3]

St. Andrews Lighthouse in 1895.

The active lighthouse is 75 metres (246 ft) offshore, white quadrangular metal skeletal tower 11.9 metres (39 ft) high on concrete base. The light is positioned at 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level and emits one red flash in a 4 seconds period visible up to a distance of 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi). The old lighthouse is managed by St. Andrews Civic Trust Inc.

The decommissioned lighthouse in 2022.


  • James Smith (1833 – 1842)
  • John Pendlebury (1842 – 1855)
  • George A. Pendlebury (1855 – 1889)
  • William J. Pendlebury (1889 – 1916)
  • Mary A. Pendlebury (1916)
  • Emma Pendlebury (1917 – 1938)

See also



  1. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Canada: Southern New Brunswick". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  3. ^ "St. Andrews, NB". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 7 June 2020.