Discovery Island Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Discovery Island Light

The Original Beacon Housing from the Discovery Island Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Discovery Island Light

Discovery Island Light Plaque (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Discovery Island Light (List of Lights 216 G5334) is located off Oak Bay, just E of Victoria on the extremity of the island, on Haro Strait. It is a White cylindrical tower with red top exhibiting Flash 0.1 s; eclipse 4.9 s. Year round. Chart:3424 Edn 10/15(P15-070).

Named after Captain Vancouver’s ship the Discovery, probably by Captain Kellett, HMS Herald, who surveyed a portion of these waters when on the station in 1846.

Discovery Island Light

Discovery Island Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

References: 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);;;

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