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Merry Island Light
by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016
Merry Island Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )
The Merry Island Lighthouse (List of Lights 449 G5510) and exhibits Flash 0.4 s; eclipse 14.6 s. Year round. Chart:3535. It consists of a square base, with a tower (12 metres (40 feet) in height) rising from the corner of the building. Two red maple leaves, sculpted in relief, add to the visual interest of the lighthouse.
Merry Island Light is located on the SE. extremity of the island in Welcome Passage, between Thormanby Islands and SW side of Sechelt Peninsula, New Westminster Land District.
Merry Island was named for someone with almost no association with the Pacific coast of British Columbia, James C. Merry MP. This British politician was the owner of a racehorse that won the Epsom Derby.
References: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p2652-en.php;
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Provan, Captain Alec and MacFarlane, John M. (2016) Merry Island Light. Nauticapedia.ca 2016. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Light_Merry_Island.php; Captain John Walbran British Columbia Coast Names
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