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lighting the lighthouse II

Fisgard Lighthouse located in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

 

A National Historic Site - The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast - built in 1860 and was automated in 1929. Every year many thousands of visitors step inside to feel and see the beautiful l9th century lighthouse and wonder how many lives were saved!?

 

Built by the British, when Vancouver Island was not yet part of Canada, Fisgard's red brick house and white tower has stood faithfully at the entrance to Esquimalt harbour. Once a beacon for the British Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron, today Fisgard still marks home base for the Royal Canadian Navy.

   

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Taken on January 13, 2012