Inch By Inch Vancouver Island Series – Sheringham Point Lighthouse
National Historic Lighthouse Building -Sheringham Point Lighthouse
Standing 20 metres high, above the rocky coastline of southwest Vancouver Island, the Sheringham Point Lighthouse has served as a beacon of hope and salvation for more than 100 years.
Built in 1912, Sheringham Point Lighthouse, like so many other lighthouses around our coastal waters, has saved countless lives throughout its history. Staffed for much of its life, the lighthouse was later automated and now has a single green beacon. It has provided navigational aid, weather information, solace and safety for mariners and the Coast Guard.
Its history is rich and touches many families in this area. It is a reminder of our deep connections to the land and the sea, and it has always been seen as a symbol of security for our community.
By Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society