Ballenas Islands Light

by John MacFarlane 2016

Ballenas Islands

Ballenas Islands Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Ballenas Island Light (List of Lights 490 G5508) is located on the West side Strait of Georgia, just off Parksville BC. It is a White octagonal tower, red upper portion and exhibits Flash 0.2 s; eclipse 9.8 s. Year round. Chart:3456 Edn 10/12(P12-045).

Ballenas Islands

Ballenas Islands Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Keepers: William Henry Brown (1901–1911); Wilhelm Betiat (1911); T.C.L. Hayllar (1912); Arthur Broughton Gurney (1912–1916); Mrs. A.B. Gurney (1917–1919); Arthur Broughton Gurney (1920–1921); Philip Gresely Cox (1921–1922); Joseph Edgar Pettingell (1923–1924); John Alfred Hunting (1924–1930); Ernest Charles Dawe (1930–1935); Alfred David Douglas (1935–1937); Arthur G. Waldern (1952–1957); Lance Hooper (early 1960s); Peter Fletcher (1966–1970); Frederick Pratt (1970–1989); J. Keith Nuttall (1989–1993); Richard Wood (1994–1996).

The name Ballenas Channel was adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, in association with Ballenas Islands and as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913, not "Ballinac Channel" as mislabelled on British Admiralty Chart 585, published in 1864 from surveys of 1860, etc.

References: Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office;;;

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. (2016) Ballenas Islands Light. 2016.

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