Lighthouses mark the way home: Safe passage! Steer clear of shallow water and rocky shores! I love the iconic lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, in Atlantic Canada, where we visited last week. This one is West Point Light, on the far southwest tip of the island, in the heart of French Acadian country. The shape is typical of PEI lighthouses, but the stripes are unique; most of the island's lighthouses are white, with red trim. You'll find small models of this lighthouse all over the island, planted at the end of people's driveways, marking the way home.