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The lighthouse in 2009
Boat Bluff Lighthouse is located in British Columbia
Boat Bluff Lighthouse
Boat Bluff Lighthouse
Location in British Columbia
Location Sarah Island
British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates 52°38′34″N 128°31′23″W / 52.6429°N 128.5231°W / 52.6429; -128.5231
Year first constructed station established 1897
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal tower
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 7 metres (23 ft)
Focal height 11.5 metres (38 ft)
Characteristic Oc W R 5s.
Admiralty number G5720
CHS number CCG 0640
NGA number 12000
ARLHS number CAN-048

Boat Bluff Lighthouse is located near Klemtu on the scenic south end of Sarah Island in Tolmie Channel on the Inside Passage of British Columbia. The lighthouse was established in 1907. The skeleton tower is 24 feet high giving it a focal plane 38 feet above sea level. The station is still staffed by resident keepers.

Keepers

  • John William Webster 1932–1934
  • Tom White 1934–at least 1937
  • H. Shorson at least 1960
  • Clayton Ralph Marshall 1966–1967
  • Ken Wallace 1967–1971
  • D.L. White 1971–1973
  • Charles Redhead 1974–1975
  • P. Brown 1974–1978
  • Clayton Restall 1979–1980
  • Dieter Losel 1980– 1983
  • James A. Abram 1984–1985
  • Robert Akerstrom 1985–1987
  • Larry Douglas 1985–1987
  • Lance Barrett-Lennard 1987–1988
  • Andrew Findlay 1988–1996
  • Frank Dwyer 1996–1998
  • Mike Higgins 2003–2008
  • Gerry LaRose 2008–2010
  • Howard Munn 2010-at least 2015

Climate

Boat Bluff has an oceanic climate (Cfb) with mild summers and cool winters with heavy rainfall year-round. Boat Bluff is among the rainiest places in Canada.

Climate data for Boat Bluff 1981–2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Humidex 15.1 12.2 17.6 21.1 27.5 30.1 36.2 30.5 27.9 23.4 13.3 12.0 36.2
Record high °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
17.0
(62.6)
20.0
(68)
25.5
(77.9)
31.5
(88.7)
33.5
(92.3)
32.5
(90.5)
33.0
(91.4)
30.0
(86)
21.0
(69.8)
16.5
(61.7)
15.5
(59.9)
33.5
Average high °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
6.6
(43.9)
8.3
(46.9)
10.9
(51.6)
14.1
(57.4)
16.6
(61.9)
18.7
(65.7)
19.0
(66.2)
16.2
(61.2)
11.7
(53.1)
7.6
(45.7)
5.8
(42.4)
11.79
(53.23)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
3.9
(39)
5.3
(41.5)
7.4
(45.3)
10.4
(50.7)
12.9
(55.2)
14.7
(58.5)
15.1
(59.2)
12.8
(55)
9.0
(48.2)
5.2
(41.4)
3.6
(38.5)
8.66
(47.59)
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
1.2
(34.2)
2.2
(36)
3.9
(39)
6.6
(43.9)
9.0
(48.2)
10.8
(51.4)
11.1
(52)
9.4
(48.9)
6.4
(43.5)
2.9
(37.2)
1.4
(34.5)
5.51
(41.92)
Record low °C (°F) -16.0
(3.2)
-17.5
(0.5)
-14.0
(6.8)
-1.0
(30.2)
-1.0
(30.2)
4.0
(39.2)
5.5
(41.9)
6.5
(43.7)
4.0
(39.2)
-7.6
(18.3)
-20.2
(-4.4)
-14.0
(6.8)
-20.2
Wind chill -18 -15 -10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -11 -21 -21
Precipitation mm (inches) 601.9
(23.697)
428.5
(16.87)
428.4
(16.866)
389.1
(15.319)
257.7
(10.146)
226.2
(8.906)
179.8
(7.079)
231.4
(9.11)
366.0
(14.409)
631.8
(24.874)
677.8
(26.685)
628.1
(24.728)
5,046.7
(198.689)
Rainfall mm (inches) 574.5
(22.618)
400.3
(15.76)
414.6
(16.323)
386.9
(15.232)
257.7
(10.146)
226.2
(8.906)
179.8
(7.079)
231.4
(9.11)
366.0
(14.409)
630.0
(24.803)
670.1
(26.382)
606.2
(23.866)
4,943.7
(194.634)
Snowfall cm (inches) 27.4
(10.79)
28.3
(11.14)
13.9
(5.47)
2.3
(0.91)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.9
(0.75)
7.6
(2.99)
21.9
(8.62)
103.3
(40.67)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 23.3 19.6 22.9 21.4 19.7 17.8 16.7 17.4 19.4 24.7 24.9 24.9 252.7
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 4.0 3.7 3.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.0 4.2 18.5
Source: Environment Canada
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