Canadian Coast Guard Lamp Room

by John MacFarlane 2016

Lamp Room

The staff of the Lamproom (in 1993), left to right Dave Dormer, Tor Dybdal (Foreman) and Keith Watson (blue shirt). (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

The mechanisms of the buoys, lights and other aids to navigation were maintained in a specialized shop known as the Lamp Room. Combining technical skills in optics, electronics, machining and electrical – the staff keep a myriad of modern and sometimes ancient equipment functioning.

Lamp Room

Buoy maintenance was carried out in the shops and yard of the Coast Guard Base in Victoria BC – (in 1993) left to right Tor Dybdal (Foreman), Keith Watson (blue shirt) and Dave Dormer. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Buoys requiring maintenance on the south coast of British Columbia are often swapped out to guarantee continuity of service. Retrieved buoys are carried on the deck of the Buoy Tender back to the Coast Guard Base in Victoria BC.

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MacFarlane, John M. (2016) Canadian Coast Guard Lamp Room. 2016. Lamp Room.php

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