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Name: Egg Island Light (British Columbia)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada

Location: Queen Charlotte Sound, entrance to Fitzhugh Sound, north of Vancouver Island.

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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region

After it was destroyed by a tsunami on November 2, 1948, this entire station was rebuilt on higher ground.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 290

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: Square pyramidal steel skeleton tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1898: Square tower attached to keeper's house (destroyed by tsunami in 1948).

Date Established: 1898

Date Present Tower Built: 1949

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: William Brown (1898-c. 1900), William Scarlett (1900-?), William Hartin (c. 1913-1919), Arnold Moran (c. 1930s), Robert Lawrence Wilkins (c. 1948)


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