Chris J LeBlanc Photography - Lighthouses
Providing details and historical information of lighthouse pictures taken during my travels
Turn Point Lighthouse
Stuart Island, Washington
© 2012 - Chris J LeBlanc Photographer
Location: Located on the northwest corner of Stuart Island, roughly eight miles east of Sidney on Vancouver Island.
Latitude: N 48.68877
Longitude: W 123.23725
Year Constructed: 1936 (station established 1893). Active
Tower Height: 44 feet Focal Plane: 44 feet
Cylindrical white concrete tower with gallery; original 300 mm lens. Fog signal building and 2-story wood keeper's house (1893) predate the light tower.
- Location: PREVOST HARBOR/STUART ISLAND
- Station Established: 1893
- Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1936
- Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
- Construction Materials: CONCRETE
- Original Lens: 300 MM 1936
Construction on the original lighthouse got underway in March of 1893, and the station commenced operation later that year on November 30. The station’s light consisted of a lens lantern displayed from a post located close to the point. A steam-powered Daboll trumpet served as the fog signal.
In 1936 the light was updated to a small concrete tower with a 300 millimeter light and a diaphragm foghorn replaced the Daboll trumpet. The station was automated in 1974, and the keepers' dwelling was subsequently used by researchers from the University of Washington as a base for studies on whale migration.
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