Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are home to over two dozen active lighthouses. For over a century, these coastal beacons have guided ships through the fog and represented hope for countless mariners. Today, the lighthouses on BC’s southern islands are ideal destinations for day trippers and coastal explorers of all ages who are looking for historical sites in spectacular maritime settings.
To the Lighthouse: An Explorer’s Guide to the Island Lighthouses of Southwestern BC offers a comprehensive and fascinating look at these remarkable landmarks, blending practical information on location and accessibility with riveting facts, local lore, and gorgeous photography. From Fisgard Lighthouse, a National Historic Site at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour, to the remote west coast sentinels of Cape Beale and Pachena Point, and from the isolated Cape Mudge beacon on Quadra Island to the community-supported restoration project at Sheringham Point, this book celebrates a unique culture of public service passed down through generations. To the Lighthouse is a travelling companion like no other.
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About the Author
Peter Johnson is an educator and an author of three previous books: Quarantined: Life and Death at William Head Station, 1872–1959; Glyphs and Gallows: The Rock Art of Clo-oose and the Wreck of the John Bright; and Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Brideships.
John WallsJohn Walls is a director of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society and the author of Celebrating Victoria.