Home Maps Resources Calendar About
Resources Calendar About
Marcelle Point, NB  Lighthouse destroyed.   

Select a photograph to view a photo gallery

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

See our full List of Lighthouses in New Brunswick Canada

Marcelle Point Lighthouse

F.T.B. Young began construction of a square, wooden lighthouse in 1916 to mark the southeast tip of Pokesudie Island, known as Marcelle Point, but the 8.5-metre-tall tower was not completed until 1917. Young worked under a $450 contract, while the necessary land was expropriated for $83.

The lighthouse originally stood atop a cribwork foundation, 1.8 metres high, and in 1920 anchor bolts were put in place from the tower’s corner posts to the wooden crib. In later years, the tower’s foundation was a concrete base, located at the water’s edge, and the lighthouse was accessed by an elevated wooden walkway. The tower was demolished in 1958 and replaced by a square skeletal tower with two white slatted daymarks. No light exists at this location today, but Pointe à Marcelle Range is nearby.

Keepers: J.F. Doucett (1917 – at least 1923).


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

Copyright © 2001- Lighthousefriends.com
Pictures on this page copyright Library and Archives Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, used by permission.
email Kraig