Porlier Pass Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Porlier Pass Light

Porlier Pass Light (Photo from the Captain Alec Provan collection. )

Porlier Pass Light (List of Lights 288 G5394) is located on Race Point, Galiano Island between Galiano and Valdes Islands, SE of Nanaimo, Cowichan Land District. It is a white cylindrical tower, lt year round.

There is a range light in association with the lighthouse on a white square tower. It exhibits 196° 07’ 445.2m on Chart: 3473

Porlier Pass was named Named in 1791 by Jose Maria Narvaez, commanding the Spanish schooner "Saturnina." Incorrectly spelled Portier for many years. The name was adopted 11 May 1905.

References: https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p2652-en.php; http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/16214.html; 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);



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