Estevan Point Light

by Captain Alec Provan John MacFarlane 2016

Estevan Light

Estevan Point Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

Estevan Point Light (List of Lights 114 G5224) is located on the SW side of Hesquiat Peninsula, between Clayoquot and Nootka Sounds on W side of Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Land District. It was named in 1774 by Lieutenant Commander Juan Perez, after his 2nd Lieutenant Estevan Jose Martinez, an officer in the Spanish navy, and nephew of Don Manuel Antonio Flores.

Estevan Light

Estevan Point Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

The Estevan Point Lighthouse is a 30.5 metre (100 feet) tall, white, octagonal tower of reinforced concrete comprised of a central column surrounded by eight immense flying buttresses and surmounted by a gallery topped by a red circular metal lantern. It is located SW. extremity of point at Hole-in-the-Wall. It exhibits Flash 0.2 s; eclipse 4.8 s; flash 0.2 s; eclipse 9.8 s. In operation 24 hours. Year round. Chart:3674.

Estevan Light

Model of Estevan Light at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in Victoria BC. (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

Reverences: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; 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://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p66-en.php;



To quote from this article please cite:

Provan, Captain Alec and John MacFarlane (2016) Estevan Point Light. Nauticapedia.ca 2016. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Light_Estevan.php

New Nauticapedia Book Just Published!

Volume Four in series

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four

Book — British Columbia's Floating Heritage
For more information …

Site News: Feb 26th, 2017

Databases have been updated and are now holding 49,563 vessel histories (with 3964 images) and 57,418 mariner biographies (with 3346 images).


© 2002-2017