Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, December 4-10, 2016: Race Rocks, British Columbia, Canada

I've had a couple of British Columbia lighthouses as Lighthouse of the Week before, but I went back there again.  This time I chose the Race Rocks lighthouse, which is one of the oldest lighthouses in Canada, and is made out of granite.  Solid rock.  Built to last.

It's located south of Vancouver Island, close enough to Washington State and the USA that the Olympic Mountains make a dramatic backdrop in some photographs (as you'll see below).

It even has it's own Web site with live Webcam views (I think that's a first for my LOTW), and occasionally has elephant seals on the front lawn.

It is also now currently located in a Marine Protected Area.

More from Wikipedia here

Race Rocks Lighthouse Web site (with the Webcams)

History of Race Rocks Lighthouse

It's an old-timer, too: "The lighthouse was built between 1859–1860 by the crew of HMS Topaze and outside labourers under a contract awarded to John Morris by the British Government."

And the pictures:

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