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Cape Mudge Lighthouse
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Cape Mudge Lighthouse
Cape Mudge Lighthouse is located in British Columbia
Cape Mudge Lighthouse
Cape Mudge Lighthouse
Location in British Columbia
Location Quadra Island
British Columbia
Coordinates 49°59′54.8″N 125°11′43.9″W / 49.998556°N 125.195528°W / 49.998556; -125.195528
Year first constructed 1898 (first)
Year first lit 1916 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red balcony and lantern
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 17.5 metres (57 ft)
Characteristic F WR
Admiralty number G5580
CHS number CCG 0511
NGA number 12560
ARLHS number CAN-100

Cape Mudge Lighthouse is located on Quadra Island which is off Campbell River, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Cape Mudge was named by Captain Vancouver in 1792 after Zachary Mudge who served on HMS Discovery, and in 1796 on HMS Providence in this area.

From 1936 to 1985, the Cape Mudge Lighthouse was part of the British Columbia Shore Station Oceanographic Program, collecting coastal water temperature and salinity measurements for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans everyday for 49 years.

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