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Name: Pulteney Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port McNeil, British Columbia, Canada

Location: West end of Malcolm Island in Queen Charlotte Strait.

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Photo: Ted Smith

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 40

Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1905: Square lantern on roof of wooden keeper's dwelling, 35 feet high.

Date Established: 1905

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Malcolm Island is accessible via ferry from Port MacNeill. Follow a gravel road from the ferry to its western end. From there it's about a 15 minute walk to the light station. See for more information.

Keepers: Austin McKela (August Makela) (1905-1915), Toivo Aro (1915-1930), Sula Wartie (1930), Oliver "Shorty" Maisonville (1930-1945)


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