Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region
Except for the light station, Merry Island is privately owned.
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 60
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.
Description of Tower: White square tower with red lantern.
This light is operational
1902: Lantern on roof of wooden keeper's quarters.
Date Established: 1902
Date Present Tower Built: c. 1966
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: Will Franklin (1902-1932), E. J. Leclerc (1932-1939), Helen Leclerc (1939-c. late 1940s), W. C. Copeland (?-1950), George Potts (1950-c. 1960), James Kippin (1964-c. 1978), "Red" Collette (c. 1978-1985), Don Richards (1985-present).