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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Molo de Abrigo, Valparaiso, Chile

While going through some old photos, noted that I had photographed this light which sits at the end of the naval pier in Valparaiso harbour.  I have seen the name of the light listed as simply Punta Molo and also as Molo de Abrigo. Date the light was established could not be determined. It is a skeletal white and red tower with a beacon. Photo was taken in March 2009.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Port Alberni Lighthouse, Port Alberni, British Columbia

The Port Alberni Lighthouse sits in the harbour at Port Alberni at the head of the Alberni Inlet, a twenty five mile inlet (fjord) that stretches inland from Barkley Sound on the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island. The lighthouse is active but is privately owned. The lantern is from the original 1981 Chrome Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was established in 2001.  It is owned and maintained by the Alberni Valley Marine Discovery Centre. Photos taken in May 2014.

Whiffin Spit Lighthouse, Sooke, British Columbia

The Whiffin Spit Lighthouse sits at the end of a 1.5 km spit of land that protects the entrance to Sooke Harbour Inlet. There has been a light at this location since @ 1906, but the date of the current structure is not known.  The spit is named after a crew member on the Royal Navy vessel 'Herald' that surveyed Sooke Harbour in 1846. The spit, which is a popular place for walks, protects the harbour from breakers coming in from the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  This light is an active beacon atop a 21 foot tall cylindrical tower. The site also has a fog signal and a weather station.  Photos were taken in May 2014.