Pachena Point Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Pachena Point Light

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

Pachena Point (List of Lights 178 G5280)is located on the point. It is a White cylindrical tower exhibiting Flash 0.37 s; eclipse 1.25 s; flash 0.37 s; eclipse 5.5 s. Year round. Chart:3602

Pachena Point Light

Pachena Point Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Pachena Point Light

Pachena Point Light (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

The Pachena Point Lighthouse, a major coastal light on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, is a wooden, octagonal tower and supports a First Order Fresnel lens. In 2007, Pachena Point was one of five Canadian lighthouses featured in a stamp series released by Canada Post.

Pachena Point Light

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

Keepers: John S. Richardson (1907&–1908); William Robinson Pillar (1908&–1913); Richard Clark (1913&–1919); G. Allan Couldrey (1919&–1923); Art Gorden (1923&–1924); James W. Davis (1925&–1930); Guy Clear (1930&–1931); John Alfred Hunting (1924, (1931&–1958); Gerald Wellard (1957&–1959); William Milne (1969); F. Bergthorson (1969&–1973); Robert W. Noble (1973&–1976); Tom E. Carr (1977&–1983); Edward J. Ashe (1983&–1985); Ian Crocker (1985&–1991, 1996&–1998); Iain Colquohuon (1988&–1991); Peter Redhead (1991&–1992), (1998&–2004); Calvin Martin (2005&–2015).

References: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/lhn-nhs/pp-hl/page01.aspx#bc; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p66-en.php; 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);



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