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Discovery Island Light — Victoria, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 48° 25.317 W 123° 23.154
10U E 471449 N 5363271
Quick Description: The cast iron lantern from the 1938 Discovery Island Lighthouse was moved to the Coast Guard Station in 1980.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/21/2019 2:51:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM10KCW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
A seven-foot cast iron lantern from the Discovery Island Lighthouse was brought to Canadian Coast Guard Base - Victoria when the lighthouse was refurbished in 1980. Today it stands a monument to the many vessels and people it and other lighthouses along the West Coast of Canada have guided to safety.


This 7ft. cast iron lantern was originally installed at Discovery Island Lightstation in 1938. The three silvered mirrors revolved around a 500-watt lamp driven by a Prescott Clockwork mechanism. The light has been converted to a 250-watt lamp to reduce glare and an electric drive installed. Unveiled at the official opening of the Canadian Coast Guard Base

The Honourable Jean-Luc Pepin
Minister of Transport
August 7, 1980

Type of Machine: Lantern for a light station

Year the machine was built: 1938

Year the machine was put on display: 1980

Is there online documentation for this machine: Not listed

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