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Spent a few years on the Mackenzie which was a lighthouse tender from Prince Rupert and I find the history very intersting. Great web site.
THE LIGHT HOUSE KEEPERS ARE THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. IT WOULD BE A DREAM TO LIVE & WORK NEAR THE WATER.
I am curious about how one goes about being a lighthouse keeper. This is pretty much a dream of mine since I was 5 years old and I've never really seriously looked into it. If anyone's got any info (or job openings!), please email me!
Between 1952-56 in the summers, I was aboard the "Wm. H.Pierce" with Dr. George Darby out of Bella Bella (now Waglisla). We went ashore at most litehouses from Boat Bluff south to Egg I'd, sometimes for medical reasons, sometimes to take magazines, have tea and talk---mainly listen. I'll never forget trying to raise the anchor on the lee of Egg Island. I just got a computer--this site is a real find--thanks.
My Mom grew up on Kains Islands and has shared many great memories of the Light.
I grew up on the Vancouver waterfront and many a night I remember as a small boy falling asleep to the sound of the Pt. Atkinson fog horn and seeing the light flowing across my bedroom wall. In my early twenties I worked on various coastal tug boats and later fish boats. Always maintaning a revence and respect for this awesome coast line and it's communities, lighthouses and characters. I recently completed a film documenting lives of lightkeepers Geoff and Irene Howard. One of the last keepers of Polier Pass. If anyone interested can E mail me. Cheers, ken.
In 1950 my Father Albert Earl worked for DOT and was sent to built a lighthouse on an Island on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They had to be put there by small boat and my Mom did not have any contact with him for 3 months. He lived in a tent. My Mom said he was doing the foundation. I would love to know which lighthouse it was. Thanks so much to anyone who might know. Sincerely Donna Campbell
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Great Site.......Have Major Collection of artifacts from -Seal Island Lighthouse.....up for sale shortly..interested-please contact.
I was looking for the name Larri Woodrow on the web, and came across your lighthouses. I taught HS and university for several years in Canada before moving Down Under. Used to guide at Painters Lodge in Camp. River in the fifties. Have always wanted to be a lighthouse keeper, but alas!
A few years ago we stopped hearing the fog horn from Leonard Island. I always loved that while walking the foggy beaches. Your website is awesome!
Marleah Grinnell - Wisconsin 2006-04-28
I see from some of your guests comments that they like to visit as many sites as possible. The Triangle Island Light house has been recently relocated and install in Sooke after many years in storage in Victoria. It has to be one of the easiest lights to visit as it is along side of the highway next to the Sooke museum. Enjoy your visit.
What a great site!!! I happened to come across this site while trying to find information about my dad's side of the family. My dad is Alex McLeod and after browsing your site I found out my great grandpa, Alex McLeod was a lightkeeper and died while tending to his duties. I had no knowledge of him (since he passed the year my dad was born)nor have I ever seen any pictures of him or his wife Velma. Thanks for posting them Aunt Carol!! If you or anyone else has any more photos or information, I would love for you to post it or pass it along.
Your site did not help me very much for my project about lighthouses. Put some more facts about lighthouses in.
Great! I make stained Glass lighthouses and there are so few good lighthouse sites around
Tamerlin, John Latham - Comox Valley, BC 2006-03-09
Hello, I am a Marine Communications Officer stationed in Ucluelet at Tofino MCTS. I speak with lightkeepers on a daily basis collecting the lighthouse weather report as part of my job. Our Area Of Responsibility include the following lights:
I stumbled across your site and am so happy I did. My hubby works for the coast gaurd at amphetrite point as a MCTS officer. I have always had a love of the ocean so this is just the place for me :) I love your site.
real nice webpage with interesting details and links, will help me to visit some keepers next summer during my circumnavigation around the island in my kayak I hope, must be an interesting job to keep a light house in this spectacular area
Note: Prev entry - Joannes family: father, g/father and gg/father all north coast BC keepers. Mothers g/parents both sides also BC Keepers. Recently met Roy Casson, Lt Assist, Lennard, summer of 1936. Anyone any info on keeper Henry MacArthur, poss on Cape in 1950's, cert on Bonilla Is. early 60's???
What a wonderful site! Hope my family lighthouse history is helpful towards your quest.
To Amy V., Lynden, WA.
My great grandfather and grandmother along with their children once lived at the lighthouse of Kains Island BC. My grandmother tried desperately but to save her father Syd Warren from drowning there, she was 16 at the time. I own the book Keepers of the Light and have for years been mispronouncing the name and location of the lighthouse my apologies. I have family in Quatsino still. My grandmother passed in 1993 but not before I was able to make her a great grandmother of my son (1988) and daughter (1992). My roots to the area will never sever and it is a pleasure to read others feel and respond in kind ~ god bless.
visit Nootka Lightstation frquently as I work on the MV Uchuck III. Looking for info on Estevan Point Lighthouse as was led to believe as a child that my great-grandfather helped build it. Lighthouses are an integral part of our history and without a doubt should have remained "manned"
I supervised the construction of more than eighty (80) lighthouses in the Philippine Archepelago including repair/installation of electrical/electronics equipment.
(Jill Miller forgot to say that her grandfather was a Lightkeeper on stations on the Australian east coast years ago.)
Great sight. Have visited Fisgard on two occasions. Great place
Very interesting site, which any one interested in the subject would never "escape from" :-))
Hello there! Just want to say that I find your site enough interesting for me. Usefull information and all is good arranged. Thank you for your work. I will visit your site more ofter from now and I bookmarked it.
Looking for this information - name of Lighthouse that was featured in the new movie version of "The Fog". If anyone knows this information please let me know. Thanks,
Hoping you can help me. "The Lghthouse People", Ted and Sharlene Nelson the Chisholms have suggested you as a resource. I am hoping to find BC light information/knowledgeable person such as yourself to help with a non-profit fundraiser for Burrows Island Light in Washington state. We are raising funds for Burrows Island Light's restoration. We offer lighthouse cruises on the 1924 Schooner Zodiac to WA's remote lights. The trips haave been quite a success. It's a great way to educate the public to the historic value of these sentinels. Now there is a great interest in a similar lighthouse cruise to the BC lights. I need info on which stations have a beach where we could land our inflatables for shore excurtions/tours and where we would be welcome. (The Scooner Zodiac is licensed to enter BC) Would greatly appreciate assistance. Liz
I would Like to hear from any Lighthouse families
I was a wireless operator on the Wm. j. Stewart Hydrographic Survey ship during 1939 and 40 and I am looking for pictures of my old ship.
Ihave just found you, and loveing it.
I'm just checking the site out because my Dad just started a 2 week relief stint at the Triple Island Lighthouse.
Julie - Vancouver, BC 2006-01-19
Hi there! I'm an English teacher (English AFL) and I'd like to find someone (a - former or not - lighthouse keeper) who'd be interested in sharing his knowledge about lighthouses (what it's like to live there etc...) with my students (11th/12th grade). If you have some time to spend... I'm your man!
Nice page with a lot of pictures and informations. Will circumnavigate in kayak Vanc.Isl. this year. May be I will meet some of the keepers. Have noted all the waypoints. I am looking forward to paddle along the coast of VI.
My husband and I lived on our sail boat for several years and appreciate all lighthouses. Glad to see they are still there