Iphegenia Point Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Iphegenia Point Light

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

Here are two pictures of a less visited site – Iphigenia Point, located on the south tip of Langara Island. It’s very close to Henslung Cove where the Charlotte Princess and Marabell (Oak Bay Marine Group vessels) were located during the summer months. As can be seen, the light is almost obscured by the abundant greenery in the immediate vicinity.

Iphegenia Point Light (List of Lights 806 G5854) is located on the South coast of Langara Island, Queen Charlotte Land District. It is a White square skeleton tower exhibiting Flash 0.5 s; eclipse 5.5 s. Year round. Chart:3895.

Iphegenia Point Light

Iphegenia Point (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

Iphegenia Point was named for a Portugese trading vessel, the Iphegenia nubiana which visited the coast in 1788 from Macao China. It accompanied the Felice Adventurer under John Meares. Legally the coast was the exclusive realm of the British East India Company so traders worked under the Portugese flag. The ship was arrested by the Spanish in 1789 at Nootka Sound, but was later released to return to China.

References: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/40639.html; Andrew Scott (2009) The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names;

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

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