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Name: Merry Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Location: Strait of Georgia, separating Welcome Pass and Malaspina Straits.

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Photo: Peter Teevan

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region

Except for the light station, Merry Island is privately owned.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White square tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1902: Lantern on roof of wooden keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1966

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: Will Franklin (1902-1932), E. J. Leclerc (1932-1939), Helen Leclerc (1939-c. late 1940s), W. C. Copeland (?-1950), George Potts (1950-c. 1960), James Kippin (1964-c. 1978), "Red" Collette (c. 1978-1985), Don Richards (1985-present).


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