Cape Beale Light
|Construction||steel skeletal tower|
|Tower height||10 metres (33 ft)|
|Tower shape||square pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern, central cylinder, slatted daymarks on three sides|
|Markings||red tower and lantern|
|Operator||Canadian Coast Guard|
|First lit||1958 (current)|
|Focal height||48 metres (157 ft)|
|Characteristic||Fl WR 5s.|
The lighthouse was built in 1874 and its focal plane is 51 meters above sea level. The present tower was built in 1958 and marks the entrance to Barkley Sound. It is 10 metres tall. Cape Beale received its name from Charles William Barkley, captain of the Imperial Eagle, who named it for his ship's purser, John Beale. The lighthouse is best known for its proximity to the West Coast Trail which is the theoretical route survivors of shipwrecks would take to get to the nearby community of Bamfield.
From 1971 to 1998, the Cape Beale Light was part of the British Columbia Shore Station Oceanographic Program, collecting coastal water temperature and salinity measurements for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans everyday for 27 years.
- List of lighthouses in Canada
- List of lighthouses in British Columbia
- Graveyard of the Pacific
- SS Valencia
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "British Columbia Lightstation Sea-Surface Temperature and Salinity Data (Pacific), 1914-present - Open Government Portal". open.canada.ca. Treasury Board of Canada. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of British Columbia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- "Cape Beale". BC Geographical Names.
- Aids to Navigation Canadian Coast Guard
- Cape Beale Lightstation
- Mills Landing Cottages and Charters
- Bamfield, British Columbia
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