Entrance Island (British Columbia)

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Entrance Island, BC

Entrance Island is a small rocky island in the Strait of Georgia located 841 metres (2,759 ft) due north of Gabriola Island. Marine mammals such as harbour seals and Steller's sea lions use the island as a haul-out.

Entrance Island Lighthouse[edit]

Entrance Island Lighthouse
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Entrance Island Light off Gabriola Island, Georgia Strait, British Columbia
Entrance Island (British Columbia) is located in British Columbia
Entrance Island (British Columbia)
British Columbia
LocationGabriola Island
Strait of Georgia
British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates49°12′33″N 123°48′29″W / 49.209214°N 123.808105°W / 49.209214; -123.808105Coordinates: 49°12′33″N 123°48′29″W / 49.209214°N 123.808105°W / 49.209214; -123.808105
Year first constructed1986 (first)
Year first lit1970 (current)
Constructionconcrete tower (current)
wooden tower (first)
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)
square tower
Markings / patternwhite tower, red balcony and lantern
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height19 metres (62 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Admiralty numberG5488
CHS numberCCG 0435
NGA number13300
ARLHS numberCAN-171
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard [1]

The Entrance Island Lighthouse is a manned light station. It was built in 1875 to guide ships into Nanaimo harbour from the Strait of Georgia, and is easily seen from the Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay ferry. The Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferry passes right by it.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 22 January 2012.

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