The Remains of Cape St. James Lighthouse and Radio/Weather Station – filmed July 24, 2006

Cape St. James when manned

Automated on September 01, 1992, the videos below show all that remains of a lighthouse after automation, plus a nice view around the coastline. This was a thriving community of lighthouse keepers, radio operators, weather observers, and their families.

Note the complete lack of a lighthouse (originally with a 3rd order fresnel lens) and ancillary buildings. In the second and third videos note the automated equipment with solar panels and control building. No lighthouse, no people, no problem . . . until it quits, during a week-long storm, and helicopters cannot fly! 

Part 1

Part 2

 

2 thoughts on “The Remains of Cape St. James Lighthouse and Radio/Weather Station – filmed July 24, 2006

  1. Was back on St. James Sept 2009, shocked at the overgrown state. scrambled ashore where my dock once was, exactly
    17 years to the month, day and HOUR that I left with my last crew and the station cat, “Black Tuesday,” Sept 1, 92.
    You can’t go home again…

    • You are right about that Jim – once CG has destroyed it, it costs too much to rebuild. You are probably familiar with a couple of other lighthouse similarly “automated” – Lucy Island and Lawyer Islands up near Prince Rupert.

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