Chrome Island lighthouse

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Chrome Island Lighthouse
Chrome Island Lightstation 5.JPG
Chrome Island Lighthouse
Chrome Island lighthouse is located in British Columbia
Chrome Island lighthouse
British Columbia
Location Denman Island
British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates 49°28′19.49″N 124°41′2.18″W / 49.4720806°N 124.6839389°W / 49.4720806; -124.6839389Coordinates: 49°28′19.49″N 124°41′2.18″W / 49.4720806°N 124.6839389°W / 49.4720806; -124.6839389
Year first constructed 1891 (first)
Year first lit 1989 (current)
Construction fiberglass tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 7.5 metres (25 ft)
Focal height 22 metres (72 ft)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number G5532.1
CHS number CCG 0496
NGA number 12832
ARLHS number CAN-137
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard [1]

Chrome Island lighthouse is a light station established in 1891 that assists traffic in the region of Deep Bay, British Columbia, Denman Island, and Hornby Island. It is currently a manned station, though in recent years the Canadian Coast Guard has considered converting it to fully automated status.

Along with electronic navigational aids, the five-second flash lighthouse is approximately 21 metres (69 ft) above water level (depending on tides). The station has a helicopter landing deck and rescue boat.

Keepers[edit]

  • Tom H. Piercy 1891–1898
  • William McDonagh 1898–1901
  • Walter Gordon 1901– 906
  • John Doney 1906–1914
  • James Fredrick Street 1914–1917
  • Albert Doney 1917–1919
  • Daniel O’Brien 1919–1922
  • G. Allan Couldery 1922–1939
  • Eugene Alexander Moden 1939–1953
  • Oscar Edwards 1953–1957
  • D.P. Gardner 1957-1960
  • Jim W. Bruton 1960–1964
  • William Edward Gardiner 1964–1977
  • Maurice Collette 1977–1979
  • Gerald Watson 1979–1980
  • Terrance Stewart 1980–1985
  • Charles Thomson 1986–1997
  • Barry Shaw 1997–1998
  • Charles Thomson 1998–2007
  • Roger Williamson 2007–present[2]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Chrome Island B.C. Lighthouse Friends

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