Le Phare FisgardThe first permanent lighthouse on the Pacific coast of Canada, Fisgard was erected in 1859-60 by the British and Colonial Governments to guide mariners into Esquimalt Harbour. Brought from England with the first lightkeeper, the lantern became operational on November 16, 1860, and in 1928 it was made automatic. Captain G. H. Richards, R. N., recommended this site on the island names for H.M.S. FISGARD, on station in the Pacific from 1844 to 1847.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 466872 N 5364228|
|Decimal Degrees||48.43033333, -123.44783333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.82', W 123° 26.87'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 49.20" N, 123° 26' 52.20" W|
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|Area Code(s)||763, 612|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1480 Unnamed Road, Colwood BC 55303, CA|
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