Entrance Island (British Columbia)
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
Entrance Island Light off Gabriola Island, Georgia Strait, British Columbia
Strait of Georgia
|Year first constructed||1986 (first)|
|Year first lit||1970 (current)|
|Construction||concrete tower (current)|
wooden tower (first)
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern (current)|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, red balcony and lantern|
|Tower height||14 metres (46 ft)|
|Focal height||19 metres (62 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Characteristic||Fl W 5s.|
|CHS number||CCG 0435|
|Managing agent||Canadian Coast Guard |
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.
- The Entrance Island Lighthouse The Gabriola Historical & Museum Society. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
- Aids to Navigation Canadian Coast Guard
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