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Mark Point Lighthouse

Beacon lights, constructed on the St. Croix River at Mark Point and Spruce Point in 1875, commenced operation on April 1, 1876. The two open-framework towers were twins, measuring 8.5 metres from base to vane and displaying a fixed white light. The towers were painted brown, while the lanterns were painted white. Absalom Chrisite was appointed the first keeper of Mark Point Lighthouse at an annual salary of $80.

In 1892, new stone piers and beams were placed under the tower at a cost of $25.

Red and white cylindrical towers replaced the wooden towers at Mark Point and Spruce Point in 1973 and served until the lights were discontinued in 2001.

Keepers: Absalom Christie (1875 1876), Patrick Toomeys (Twomey) (1876 1890), William. N. Quinton (1890 1903), William Maloney (1903 at least 1923).


  1. Annual Report of the Department of Marine, various years.

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