East Point Light

by Captain Alec Provan and John MacFarlane 2016

East Point Light

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

East Point Light (Saturna Island Sector) (List of Lights 264 G5358) is a red square skeleton tower. It exhibits Flash 0.15 s; eclipse 14.9 s. Red from 156° through South to 211°30’. Year round. Chart:3441.

Saturna Island is one of the Gulf Islands, SE of Saltspring Island at S end of the Strait of Georgia, Cowichan Land District. The Light is located on East Point, the easternmost point of Saturna Island at the South end of Strait of Georgia, Cowichan Land District.

East Point Light

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

Saturna Island was named "in 1791, after the Spanish naval schooner Saturnina, commanded by Jose Maria Narvaez, which vessel explored the channels to the northeastward of the strait of Juan de Fuca...". The name was adopted 12 December 1939 on 92/SE and on Ottawa file OBF 1699, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #1917, 1849 et seq.

The name East Point was adopted 14 January 1946 on C.350, as labelled on British Admiralty Charts since 1859, and on BC Lands' map 2A, 1913, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

Keepers: John R. Wick (1886–1889), James Georgeson (1889–1923), Peter Georgeson (1923–1939), Henry Georgeson (1939–1940), Andrew Ritchie (1940–1960), Peter Fletcher (1961–1964), Ian G. McNeil (1966–1967), Arthur G. Walden (1968–1976), Ian G. McNeil (1977–1996).

References: 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://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/17153.html; BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office; http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1109; BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office; https://www.notmar.gc.ca/publications/list-livre/pac/p2228-en.php;



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