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Prominent land surveyor Albert Wright dies at 62

Albert Wright, a prominent member of Prince Edward Island’s professional land surveying community, died March 16 at the age of 62.

The Guardian Albert Wright, a prominent member of P.E.I.’s professional land surveying community, died March 16 at the age of 62.

Wright was born on Nov. 19, 1947, in the small community of Gillis Cove, Cape Breton, and grew up in nearby Orangedale.

He attended Mount Allison University where he got his first exposure to land surveying.

He attended the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute and obtained his commission as a Nova Scotia Land Surveyor in 1972.

Wright worked a short while with Nova Scotia Power and then came to Prince Edward Island.

He articled under Carl G. MacDonald, PEILS while working at Dabbs Control Surveys and went on to obtain his commission as a P.E.I. land surveyor on Nov. 24, 1974.

Wright’s early career saw a period of significant economic development in P.E.I. His practice focused on subdivision plans, topographic surveys and the installation of survey monuments, part of P.E.I.’s survey reference system still used by land surveyors today. ...

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