Cape Beale Light

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Cape Beale Light
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Location Cape Beale, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Coordinates 48°47′11″N 125°12′56″W / 48.78639°N 125.21556°W / 48.78639; -125.21556Coordinates: 48°47′11″N 125°12′56″W / 48.78639°N 125.21556°W / 48.78639; -125.21556
Year first constructed 1874
Year first lit 1958
Construction Steel
Tower shape square pyramidal, central cylinder, slatted daymarks on three sides
Markings / pattern Red
Height 10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height 48 metres (157 ft)
Characteristic One flash every 5.0 seconds
Admiralty number G5256
NGA number 13836
ARLHS number CAN-091

Cape Beale Lightstation is a manned lighthouse on Vancouver Island in British Columbia., Canada.


The lighthouse was built in 1874 and its focal plane is 51 meters above sea level. The present tower was built in 1958 and marks the entrance to Barkley Sound. It is 10 metres tall. Cape Beale received its name from Charles William Barkley, captain of the Imperial Eagle, who named it for his ship's purser, John Beale. The lighthouse is best known for its proximity to the West Coast Trail which is the theoretical route survivors of shipwrecks would take to get to the nearby community of Bamfield.

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