Pacific Nautical Heritage...
- Gallery of Light and Buoy Images
- Gallery of Mariners
- Gallery of Ship Images
- Gallery of Monuments and Statues
- Gallery of Nautical Images
- Gallery of New Books
Canadian Naval Topics…
- British Columbia Heritage
- Arctic and Northern Nautical Heritage
- Western Canada Boat and Ship Builders
- Gallery of Arctic Images
- Reflections on Nautical Heritage
- Nauticapedia Publications
Looking for more? Search for Articles on the Nauticapedia Site.
Carmanah Point Light
by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016
Carmanah Point Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )
Carmanah Point Light (List of Lights 180 G5288) is located on the SW side of Vancouver Island, between Nitinat Lake and Port San Juan, Renfrew Land District. It is a White octagonal tower and exhibits a Flash 0.1s; eclipse 4.9 s. Year round. Chart: 3606.
The first light was built of wood. The present tower was built in 1920 of concrete and is a tapered, octagonal reinforced concrete tower. The name was adopted 3 April 1934 on C.3607 in association with Carmanah Point, as identified on British Admiralty Charts from 1891. A lighthouse and fog signal station was established at Carmanah Point in 1891, and subsequent editions of Admiralty Chart #1911, Approaches to Juan de Fuca Strait, noted: "shipwrecked mariners will obtain food, shelter and assistance at Cape Beale and Carmanah lighthouses, which are telegraph & signal stations".
Light Keepers: William Phillip Daykin (1891–1912); George Woodley (1912); Robert S. Daykin (1912–1917); James W. Davies (1917–1924); Thomas A. McNabb (1924–1930, 1944); John Alfred Hunting (1930–1931); Henry Seymour Briggs (1931–1934); Henry I. McKenzie (1935); G.M. Clark (1935); William Charles Copeland (1935–1940); Walter Calverly, (1940–1941); F.A. Mountain (1941–1946); Francis George Copeland (1946–1952); G.D. Wellard (1952–1958); Bert Pearce (1964–1969); Arthur Britton (1970–1976); Robert W. Noble (1976–1979); Don DeRousic (1979–1983); Dieter Losel (1983–1986); Jerry K. Etzkorn (1986–2013).
Refrences: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p180-en.php; BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office; 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); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmanah_Point_Light_Station;
To quote from this article please cite:
Provan, Captain Alec and MacFarlane, John M. (2016) Carmanah Point Light. Nauticapedia.ca 2016. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Light_Caramanah.php
New Nauticapedia Book Just Published!
Volume Four in series
The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four
For more information …
Site News: May 13th, 2017
Databases have been updated and are now holding 49,765 vessel histories (with 4188 images) and 57,500 mariner biographies (with 3397 images).