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Name: Race Rocks Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Location: Off the southern tip of Vancouver Island.


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Photo: Lynn Lary

Managing Organization:
Lester B. Pearson College

Telephone: 250-391-2411

Website: http://www.racerocks.com/pearson/racerock/history/histam.htm

Contact Address Information:
650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria
British Columbia, V9C 4H7, Canada

Notes:
This light station is now used as a station for the study of marine biology.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower with alternating black and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1860

Date Present Tower Built: 1860

Date Automated: 1997

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, marine ecological reserve, research station.

Open To Public? By special arrangement only.

Directions:
Boat rentals are available in Pender Bay; permission is needed to land on the island.

Keepers: George Davies (1860-1866), Thomas Argyle (1867-1888), Albert Argyle (1888-1889), W.P. Daykin (1889-1891), Frederick Eastwood (1891-1919), Arthur Anderson (c. 1950, drowned in service), Mike and Carol Slater (1990-1997)

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