Cape Beale Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Cape Beale Light

Cape Beale Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

Cape Beale Lighthouse (List of Lights 176 G5256) SE. point of Barkley Sound entrance on the west coast of Vancouver Island, 60 metres above the Pacific Ocean. It is a Red trapezoidal skeleton tower, white rectangular day mark on 3 sides. It exhibits Flash 0.2 s; eclipse 4.8 s. Year round on Chart:3671

Cape Beale Light

Cape Beale Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

Keepers: Robert Westmoreland (1874–1878), Emanuel Cox (1878–1894), Thomas Patterson (1895–1908), William Lowell Thompson (1908–1911), John Shirly Richardson (1911–1913), Harold Ward (1914–1917), J. Lowe (1918–1920), Art Gordon (1920–1923), Philip Gresley Cox (1923–1931), Robert Edward Pilcher (1931–1941), Jonathan Allardice Fleming (1941–1946), Douglas Howard Franklin (1946–1951), Alex D. Thomson (1963–1982), Norbert Brand (1982–2010), Karen Zacharuk (2010–2015).

Cape Beale is named in 1787 by Captain Barkley, after John Beale, purser of the trading ship Imperial Eagle. It was adopted 3 April 1934 on C.327, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 592, 1862 et seq.

References: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p66-en.php; http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1199; Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971); BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office;



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