Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fisgard Lighthouse (POTD June 29)

Fisgard Lighthouse

The Fisgard Lighthouse was one of the historic sites that I visited while I was exploring Southern Vancouver Island last Friday. The lighthouse was built in 1859 by the British colonial government of British Columbia. From that time until 1929 the lighthouse was manned by 29 lighthouse keepers. In 1929 the lighthouse was automated, and is to this day. In 1960 the lighthouse was made part of the Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse Canadian National Historic Site. Today the red building that was once the home to the 29 lighthouse keepers is a museum that tells the story of the keepers and lighthouse technology.