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Name: Portlock Point Light  

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

Location: Eastern tip of Prevost Island, junction of Swanson and Trincomali Channels in the Inside Passage.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region

Height of Focal Plane: 51

Characteristic and Range: Quick flashing white 1 second, visible for 7 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, pyramidal wooden tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1895: White, square, pyramidal wooden tower with a kitchen attached; focal plane of 72 feet.

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Optics: 1895: Fifth order Fresnel lens; 1910: Seventh order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse can be seen from the Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay ferry.

Keepers: John Richardson (1895-1911), George Andrew Watson (1911-1924), J. N. Waugh (1924-193?), Harry Georgeson (c. 1940s), Jack Reddy (?-1964), James Heanski (1964, died in fire at keeper's house)


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