West Point, Prince Edward Island

West Point is a cape and an unincorporated community located in the southwestern corner of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

West Point, Prince Edward Island is located in Prince Edward Island
West Point, Prince Edward Island
Location of West Point in Prince Edward Island
West Point Lighthouse

West Point Lighthouse, a square tapered tower, was built in 1875 by the federal Department of Marine. The West Point Lighthouse Inn, Museum and Restaurant was established in 1984. The West Point Development Corporation, a non-profit organization, maintains the lighthouse as a navigational aid beacon, although the living quarters of the lighthouse are now used as a unique country inn and museum.[1]

This lighthouse was first lit on May 21, 1876.

Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is located at West Point and provides a supervised public beach for swimming.

West Point is not the westernmost extreme point of Prince Edward Island; that is West Cape, several kilometres to the north and slightly west.

Part of the very large West Cape Wind Farm is located in West Point.

Notable People


George Curry (Wild Bunch) George Sutherland Currie (March 20, 1871 – April 17, 1900), also known as George "Flat-Nose" Curry, was a Canadian-American robber of the American Old West.[2] Curry was a mentor to Harvey Logan, who would adopt the surname Curry, and the two robbed banks together before both became members of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Curry was killed by a sheriff while rustling in Grand County, Utah..


  1. ^ http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/Search.do?R=VE_1314&lang=en&ex=on West Point Lighthouse Museum - A New Life for an Old Light (O'Leary, Prince Edward Island).
  2. ^ "Wild Bunch". Britannica Student Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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