Langara Point Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Langara Point Light

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

Langara Point Light (List of Lights 807 G5856) is located on the NW. point of Langara Island. It has a a tapered white hexagonal ribbed reinforced-concrete tower. It exhibits a Flash 1 s; eclipse 4 s. Emergency light. Year round. Chart:3868.

Langara Point Light

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

Langara Point was named for Spanish Admiral Juan Francisco de Langara y Huarte in 1792. The point changed names several times over the years but in 1907 when HMS Egeria was undertaking surveys the name was changed to Langara by Captain Frederick Learmonth RN.

Langara Point Light

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

Keepers: James T. Forsyth 1913–1918); William J. Stinson (1918–1919); J. McCann (1919); George Armstrong (1919–1932); H. Greenwood (1932–1936); Gordon Odlum (1941–1942); William Norman Kinnear (1943–1945); Neil Lange (1945–1947); Richard Crawford (1948–1950); Otto Lindstrom (1950–1953); George Brown (1953–1957); Edward Albert Hartt (1957–1963); Wilf Redlac (1963–1964); Maurice Collette (1967–1971); Ken Wallace (1971–1973); Tom E. Carr (1973–1975); Charles Redhead (1975–1982); Edward J. Ashe (1982–1983); Kenneth Brunn (1983–1989); Warren Kennedy (1989–1992); Gordon Schweers (1992–2010); Stanley Westhaver (2010–present 2016).

Langara Point Light

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

References: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p7686-en.php; http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/35478.html; Andrew Scott (2009) The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names;



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