Month: September 2018

September 25, 2018

Lighthouse View

Fisgard Lighthouse Historical Site Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC

Built November 16, 1860 Now Automated 48° 26' N 123° 27' W

The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast is still in operation! There hasn't been a keeper here since the light was automated in 1929, but every year many thousands of visitors step inside a real l9th century light, and capture some of the feeling of ships wrecked and lives saved.

Built by the British in 1860, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Royal Canadian Navy.

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