Lennard Island Light

by John MacFarlane 2016

Lennard Island Light

Lennard Island Light can be glimpsed from the beach. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Lennard Island Light (List of Lights 134 G5242) is located on the SW point of the island. It is a White cylindrical tower, red top. It exhibits Flash 0.2 s; eclipse 9.8 s. In operation 24 hours. Year round. Chart:3685.

Lennard Island Light

Lennard Island Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Adopted 3 April 1934 on C.327, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 584, 1866 et seq. Lennard Island was named in 1861 by Captain Richards, RN, after Charles Edward Barrett–Lennard (1835–1874). Lennard, in 1860, made an interesting voyage, in his cutter yacht Templar, around Vancouver Island, in company with a friend, Captain N. Fitz Stubbs, who had come out from England a short time before, in the ship Athelstan, with Lennard. An account of this cruise was published in 1862 (Travels in British Columbia, including a yacht voyage round Vancouver Island).

Keepers: Francis C. Garrard (1904–1908), Robert Pollock (1908–1922), George Grandon (1922), Donald Bertram McPhee (1922–1929), Sydney Walter Blackmore (1929–1930), Thomas A. McNabb (1930–1944), Hjalmer Hansen (1944), William Holmes (1944–1945), Arthur Ernest Kelly (1945–1947), W.E. Freeman (1947–1948), William Stout (1948–1951), Douglas Howard Franklin (1951–1957), William Stout (1957–1960), Jack Reddy (1960–1961), D. Loudon (1961–1963), Chris W. Slater (1963), J. Alan Tully (1963–1964), James W. Bruton (1964–1968), Arthur Britton (1968–1970), H. Ivan Olsen (1970–1974), Anthony Holland (1974–1996), Gerry Warmenhoven (1996), Andrew Findlay (1996–1997), Gerry Warmenhoven (1997), Iain Colquhoun (1998–2008), Tony Greenall (2008– present).

References: https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p66-en.php; BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office; 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); http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1198;

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MacFarlane, John M. (2016) Lennard Island Light. Nauticapedia.ca 2016. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Light_Lennard.php

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