Discovery Island Light

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Discovery Island Lighthouse)
Jump to: navigation, search
Discovery Island Lighthouse
Discovery Island Marine Park 2709638692 a7059ec9af o.jpg
Discovery Island Lighthouse
Discovery Island Light is located in British Columbia
Discovery Island Light
British Columbia
Location Vancouver Island
British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates 48°25′29″N 123°13′32″W / 48.424610°N 123.225679°W / 48.424610; -123.225679Coordinates: 48°25′29″N 123°13′32″W / 48.424610°N 123.225679°W / 48.424610; -123.225679
Year first constructed 1886 (first)
1958 (second)
Year first lit 1970 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red balcony and lantern
Height 11.5 metres (38 ft)
Focal height 28 metres (92 ft)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number G5334
CHS number CCG 0216
NGA number 13684
ARLHS number CAN-160
Managing agent Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park [1]


Discovery Island Lighthouse is an active lighthouse built in 1886 on Pandora Hill which is the highest point on Discovery Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

History[edit]

The government appointed Richard Brinn to be the first lighthouse keeper. His daughter Mary Ann Croft assisted him. In 1902 after her father died Mary Ann Croft was officially appointed the lighthouse keeper, when she became the first female lighthouse keeper in Canada. In 1932 Croft retired, and moved to Victoria with a pension of $43 a month. She had spent a total of 46 years living on the island. In 1996 the lighthouse was automated after having been manned for 110 years. On September 3, 2004 the foghorn at the lighthouse was deactivated and removed from the station. Today nobody lives on the island and the lighthouse buildings are deteriorating.[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. ^ http://www.discoveryisland.ca | discoveryisland.ca


External links[edit]