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
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

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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