Portlock Point Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

Portlock Point Light

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

Portlock Point Light (List of Lights 267 G5368) on the East side of Prevost Island, N. of Bright Islet, Cowichan Land District. It is a white tower.

Portlock Point Light

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

Portlock Point was named for Captain Nathaniel Portlock RN. A Virginian who served in the Royal Navy he served with Captain James Cook RN on his third voyage in HMS Discovery. He led trading expeditions to the British Columbia coast in the King George. Later, in 1791, he served under Captain Bligh RN on the voyage to bring breadfruit to the West Indies.

References: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/16163.html; 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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