Triple Island Lightstation

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Triple Island Lightstation
Triple Island Lightstation is located in British Columbia
Triple Island Lightstation
British Columbia
LocationBrown Passage
25 miles (40 km) W of
Prince Rupert
British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates54°17′41″N 130°52′50″W / 54.294830°N 130.880505°W / 54.294830; -130.880505Coordinates: 54°17′41″N 130°52′50″W / 54.294830°N 130.880505°W / 54.294830; -130.880505
Year first constructed1920
Year first lit1921
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapeoctagonal tower with balcony and lantern attached two a two-story keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite tower, red balcony and lantern
Tower height21.9 metres (72 ft)
Focal height28 metres (92 ft)
Range16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 9s.
Fog signaldeactivated
Admiralty numberG5812
CHS numberCCG 0752
NGA number11460
ARLHS numberCAN-508
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[1]
Heritagenational historic site of Canada, recognized federal heritage building of Canada, heritage lighthouse Edit this on Wikidata
Official nameTriple Island Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
Designated1974

Triple Island Lighthouse is a large, manned light station on Triple Island. Built in 1920 after four years of construction, the concrete station features a 21.9 metres (72 ft) tower attached to a rectangular concrete structure that houses the keepers' quarters and machinery. A Triple Island helipad (IATA: YTI) occupies much of the remainder of the islet. Canadian Coast Guard personnel man the station on a 28-day rotation. The station was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1974.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Explore British Columbia's National and Provincial Historic Sites". Parks Canada. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  3. ^ Ammundsen, Ron. "Triple Island Lightstation". Lighthouses of British Columbia. Retrieved 28 June 2010.

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