All of our old light stations throughout Canada seem
to evoke a sense of nostalgia for a by-gone era.
Though those times are gone many of the old lights still
do what they have always done, help to keep mariners safe.
Fisgard Light is the oldest on Canada's west coast. She first
showed light at sunset on November 16, 1860. Now
an designated historic site and museum, she has been
under going a complete refit this summer.
Still watching over the entrance to Esquimalt harbour it
was automated many years ago, her white or red beacon and
fog horn are a feature in Victoria's waters.
I can hear her signal now on this foggy autumn evening.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Your comments and thoughts are always appreciated!
See "Keepers of the Light" by Donald Graham
for more historical
and technical information on BC's coastal
light stations and their Keepers.
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