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Colwood in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast

Fisgard Lighthouse

Le Phare Fisgard

Fisgard Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Lester, June 25, 2013
1. Fisgard Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  The first permanent lighthouse on the Pacific coast of Canada, Fisgard was erected in 1859-60 by the British and Colonial Governments to guide mariners into Esquimalt Harbour. Brought from England with the first lightkeeper, the lantern became operational on November 16, 1860, and in 1928 it was made automatic. Captain G. H. Richards, R. N., recommended this site on the island names for H.M.S. FISGARD, on station in the Pacific from 1844 to 1847.

Ce phare fut le premier permanent sur la côte ouest du Canada. Il fut importé d'Angleterre et installé en 1859-1860 par les autorités britanniques et coloniales pour guider les marins dans le port d'Esquimalt. Il fut mis en service le 16 novembre 1860 et automatisé en 1928. Le capitaine G. H. Richards recommanda de le placer sur l'île Fisgard, nommé d'après le navire qui a été en station dans le Pacifique de 1844 à 1847.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included
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in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and the Lighthouses series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1884.
Location. 48° 25.82′ N, 123° 26.87′ W. Marker is in Colwood, British Columbia, in Capital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colwood BC V9C 2W8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lightkeeper's Boat / L'embarcation du gardien de phare (a few steps from this marker); Get Your Bearings / S'Orienter (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fisgard Lighthouse / Phare de Fisgard (about 180 meters away); Wisdom on the Water / Prudence en Mer (about 180 meters away); Harbour Mouth Defences / Défense de l'entrée du port (about 240 meters away); Searchlight Emplacement / Emplacement de projecteur (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Team Work / Travail d'equipe (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
Also see . . .  Fisgard Lighthouse Historical Site. The Lighthouse's web site. (Submitted on December 22, 2013.) 
Fisgard Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Lester, June 25, 2013
2. Fisgard Lighthouse
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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