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Fiddle Reef Light
by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016
Fiddle Reef Light (Photo from the Pen Brown collection. )
Fiddle Reef Light (List of Lights 215 G5332) was in operation from 1898 to 1978. The structure was removed. A sector light was established on a White cylindrical tower. The sector light exhibits Radar reflector. Red 170°30’ through S. to 216°; white 216° through W. and N. to 013°20’; red 013°20’ to 062°; white 062° through E. to 170°30’. Year round. Chart:3424.
Fiddle Reef Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )
Fiddle Reef is located about 1 mile east of Oak Bay BC SE off Cattle Point in front of Oak Bay. A reef is a collection of rocks rising to or near the surface of a body of water.
Fiddle Reef Light with Mount Baker on the horizon. (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )
The name Fiddle Reef was adopted 1 May 1934 on National Defence map 415a, Victoria, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #577, 1862 et seq. The significance of the name was not recorded. Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Refrences: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.;
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