Cape Mudge Light

by John MacFarlane 2016

Cape Mudge Light

Cape Mudge Light as passing mariners see it. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Cape Mudge Light is located on the South end of Quadra Island, Sayward Land District and was constructed in 1898. It was named, in 1792, for Zachary Mudge RNwho served in HMS Discovery under Captain George Vancouver RN.

Cape Mudge Light

CAPTION (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Cape Mudge Light

Cape Mudge Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

There are two sector lights at Cape Mudge. One (List of Lights 511 G5580) is on a white octagonal tower. It exhibits White 316° through N. and E. to 134°, red 134° to 149°, white 149° to 151°. Year round.

The Cape Mudge North Sector (List of Lights 511.1) is on a White skeleton tower with 2 red bands. It exhibits Year round Red from 144° to 149°. White from 149° to 152°. Green from 152° to 154°. Chart:3540 Edn 01/16 (P15-099).

The Cape Mudge Lighthouse is a tapered, octagonal, reinforced–concrete tower surmounted by an octagonal lantern.

Cape Mudge Light

Cape Mudge Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Solar panels

All lights on the coast employ sustainable sources of energy including solar panels (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Solar Panels

Solar Panels (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Light source

The modern Fresnel lens. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Light source

Alternate technology. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Cape Mudge Light

The Fog Sensor. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

The fog signal is a Horn – Blast 3 sec; silent 27 sec. on Chart:3540.

Cape Mudge Light

Cape Mudge Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Cape Mudge Light keepers: John Davidson (1898–1918); Herbert W. Smith (1918–1927); Joe Pettingell (1927–1943); Oswald Stanley Dean (1943–1961), Roy A. Cooke (1969–1972), C. Egg (1972–1974), R. Wilkie (1974–1981), Ken Nelson (1981–1985), Jim D. Abram (1985–2004), Dennis Johnson (2004–2012), Patti Greenham (2012–present 2016).

References: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/list-livre-en.php; http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/8229.html; http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1188; Lights of the Inside Passage, Donald Graham (1986);


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