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Carmanah Point Light Station
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Carmanah Point Lighthouse
Carmanah Point Light Station is located in British Columbia
Carmanah Point Light Station
Carmanah Point Light Station
Location in British Columbia
Location Carmanah Point
British Columbia
Coordinates 48°36′42.1″N 124°45′04.7″W / 48.611694°N 124.751306°W / 48.611694; -124.751306
Year first constructed 1891 (first)
Year first lit 1920 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern house
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 55.5 metres (182 ft)
Range 37 kilometres (23 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5 s.
Admiralty number G5288
CHS number CCG 0180
NGA number 13820
ARLHS number CAN-120

Carmanah Point Light Station is a lighthouse on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island at the entrance from the Pacific Ocean to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


The Carmanah Point Light Station was established in 1891. The first light was built of wood and was attached to the keeper's housing. The present tower was built in 1920 of concrete and remains in operation. The area is said to be named for the upstream Nitinaht village. It is said the name means "thus far upstream".


  • William Phillip Daykin 1891–1912)
  • George Woodley 1912
  • Robert S. Daykin 1912–1917
  • James W. Davies 1917–1924
  • Thomas A. McNabb 1924–1930, 1944
  • John Alfred Hunting 1930–1931
  • Henry Seymour Briggs 1931–1934
  • Henry I. McKenzie 1935
  • G.M. Clark 1935
  • William Charles Copeland 1935–1940
  • Walter Calverly, 1940–1941
  • F.A. Mountain 1941-1946
  • Francis George Copeland 1946–1952
  • G.D. Wellard 1952-1958
  • Bert Pearce 1964–1969
  • Arthur Britton 1970–1976
  • Robert W. Noble 1976–1979
  • Don DeRousic 1979–1983
  • Dieter Losel 1983–1986
  • Jerry K. Etzkorn 1986–2016
  • Justine J. Etzkorn 2016-
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