Triple Island Lightstation

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Triple Island Lightstation
Triple Island Lightstation is located in British Columbia
Triple Island Lightstation
British Columbia
Location Brown Passage
25 miles (40 km) W of
Prince Rupert
British Columbia
Coordinates 54°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 constructed 1920
Year first lit 1921
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern attached two a two-story keeper's house
Markings / pattern white tower, red balcony and lantern
Height 21.9 metres (72 ft)
Focal height 28 metres (92 ft)
Range 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 9s.
Fog signal deactivated
Admiralty number G5812
CHS number CCG 0752
NGA number 11460
ARLHS number CAN-508
Managing agent Canadian Coast Guard[1]
Heritage national historic site of Canada, recognized federal heritage building of Canada, heritage lighthouse Edit this on Wikidata
Official name Triple Island Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada
Designated 1974

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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