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Prince Rupert’s New Coast Guard Vessel Arrives

By Shaun Thomas – The Northern View Prince Rupert’s new Coast Guard vessel, the Cape Dauphin, was on display at the Coast Guard station today and those who work with the ship outlined the role it will play in search and rescue on the North Coast.  She ship is a 47 foot cape-class vessel with a […]

Lighthouse History – 10 (1898-05-06 to 1899-11-28)

The following extracts taken from early Victoria, British Columbia (BC) newspapers are credited to Leona Taylor for her excellent work in indexing the papers. Full information can be found here: “Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers“, 2007-09. ************************************ Captain Gaudin says that in addition to the lighthouses for which tenders are already being invited, there may be a few new […]

Ontario – Point Clark Lighthouse

– from Market Wire website   July 26, 2011 14:20 ET Government of Canada to Restore Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic Site  POINT CLARK, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 26, 2011) – The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the award of a $622,000 contract to restore Point Clark Lighthouse […]

Lighthouse History – 09 (1893-01-21 to 1897-07-06)

The following extracts taken from early Victoria, British Columbia (BC) newspapers are credited to Leona Taylor for her excellent work in indexing the papers. Full information can be found here: “Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers“, 2007-09. ************************************ “Jan 24, 1893, 1 – I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Adeline Victoria Grive, or […]

Heritage Lighthouses

From Parks Canada website on Heritage Lighthouses. “In May of 2008, Canada adopted a new law that will protect heritage lighthouses, the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act . It came into force on May 29, 2010. Given its expertise in heritage conservation, Parks Canada was assigned responsibility for the implementation of the Act.”   **************************************** From Heritage BC website: “Under […]

Lighthouse History – 07 – Carmanah Point (1888-04-21 to 1908-11-22)

The following extracts taken from early Victoria, British Columbia (BC) newspapers are credited to Leona Taylor for her excellent work in indexing the papers. Full information can be found here: “Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers“, 2007-09. As I was collecting this information from the newspaper archive website, I noticed that many articles were in consecutive order and applied […]

Lighthouse History – 06 (1878-07-19 to 1884-10-17)

The following extracts taken from early Victoria, British Columbia (BC) newspapers are credited to Leona Taylor for her excellent work in indexing the papers. Full information can be found here: “Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers“, 2007-09. ***************************** “The party who went to Alberni to survey a lighthouse land reserve have returned. (but which lighthouse? – ed.)They report about 170 Chinese […]

Cape Scott Lighthouse Today

Cape Scott lighthouse is located at the north end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC) Canada. It is situated in Cape Scott Provincial Park. To quote from the Provincial Park Website: “Cape Scott Provincial Park is a truly magnificent area of rugged coastal wilderness that is located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, 563 […]

Lighthouse History 04 – Cape Beale (1872-05-29 to 1909-01-23)

The following extracts taken from early Victoria, British Columbia (BC) newspapers are credited to Leona Taylor for her excellent work in indexing the papers. Full information can be found here: “Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers“, 2007-09. As I was collecting this information from the newspaper archive website, I noticed that many articles were in consecutive order and applied […]