From the Mi'kmaq lands of Epekwitk to the ÎleSt-Jean settlement by the Acadians to the British possession and later Canadian province of Prince Edward Island., the history of "The Harbour" (as locals call it) and its landmark lighthouse reflects the history of "The Island" as a whole, The local coastline and human interventions also provide a harbinger of the environmental changes affecting the coast of Prince Edward Island, as described in the following article on the Network in Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE):
Thanks to faculty and staff at the University of Prince Edward Island, including Dr. Joshua MacFadyen, Dr. Kathleen Wiens, Dr. Brenton Dickieson, Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen, Dr. Edward MacDonald, and Librarian Simon Lloyd, for their support in this research. Thanks also to members of the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse Society, particularly Syd Freiman for the initial assembly of the St. Peters Lighthouse Heritage, and Board Members Scott MacEwen and Bill Morton for their support and input to this project.
This heritage project is expected to be a long term effort to gather photos, writings, artifacts, and stories, about the history and life in and around old St. Peters Harbour.. Our hope is that this archive will prove helpful to teachers, descendants, residents, and any others interested in preserving the history of this special place. If you have any comments, suggestions or contributions, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com,