Cape Beale Light

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Cape Beale Lighthouse
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Cape Beale Lighthouse
Cape Beale Light is located in British Columbia
Cape Beale Light
British Columbia
LocationCape Beale
Vancouver Island
British Columbia
Coordinates48°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 constructed1874 (first)
Year first lit1958 (current)
Constructionsteel skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern, central cylinder, slatted daymarks on three sides
Markings / patternred tower and lantern
Tower height10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height48 metres (157 ft)
CharacteristicFl WR 5s.
Admiralty numberG5256
CHS numberCCG 0176
NGA number13836
ARLHS numberCAN-091
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[1]
Heritageheritage lighthouse Edit this on Wikidata

Cape Beale Lightstation is an active 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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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 25, 2015.

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