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“Sheringham – A Canadian Heritage Story is a ride though the unique and multi faceted history of the iconic lighthouse on the West Coast of British Columbia. Protecting mariners in the Salish Sea for almost 110 years, the storied tower, engine room and foreshore property (now parkland) is ripe with history, intrigue, and even a few ghost stories.”
Authored and researched by Rebecca Quinn and Society volunteers, SHERINGHAM is a 60-page book in full colour, covering the illustrious history of the iconic lighthouse at Sheringham Point. In 2013, the lighthouse was designated by the Federal Government as a Canadian Heritage Lighthouse Site.
Featuring over 60 photos, maps, journal entries, biographies of the light keepers and their families, info on junior light keepers, the land purchase, the construction of Sheringham Point Road, and the work of the Society, this book is a fun and interesting read for everyone.
Sheringham: A Canadian Heritage Story is being published as part of the Society’s multi-phase restoration effort of the lighthouse structure, engine room and heritage property in general. It was published with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s National Cost Sharing Program, through Parks Canada.
Senator (Retired) Pat Carney, who, while in the Senate, helped drive the Federal government’s efforts to save Canadian lighthouses through public/private partnerships and sponsorship of the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, said…
“Canada’s lighthouses are treasure chests of community stories and legends. This history of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse is pure gold, covering First Nations, early Spanish maritime explorers, shipwrecks, early settlers and original light keepers, and the work of Society volunteers who are seeking heritage designation for this important light station.”
“Sheringham: A Canadian Heritage Story is a great read!”
About the Author:
Rebecca Quinn is a PhD student at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, UK, where she studies bacteriophage genetics. She recently completed her B.Sc. at the College of William and Mary, Virginia USA. Rebecca has been visiting the Sheringham Point Lighthouse since she was seven years old. Although she was born in Alberta, she considers British Columbia her ‘real’ home and never tires of the beauty and ever-changing scenery of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
“It a privilege and honour to work on behalf of the Lighthouse, and to serve with the many dedicated volunteers of the Society who made this book possible,” she says. She hopes to always be able to return to the lighthouse and volunteer for the Society.
Edited by Terri Alcock and Elanie Bruton
Book Design: Noella LeDrew
Printing: Digital Direct Printing Ltd, Victoria BC
Printing/Marketing Advisor: John Walls
Note: Cover photo by Mark Sicherman (correction from listing in book)
To the Lighthouse: An Explorer’s Guide to the Island Lighthouses of Southwestern BC
By Peter Johnson and John Walls, with photography by Richard Paddle
For over a century, British Columbia’s island lighthouses have guided ships through stormy seas and brought hope to countless mariners. Today, these elegant beacons are ideal destinations for coastal explorers looking for historical sites in spectacular maritime settings. This new guide from BC historian Peter Johnson and lighthouse enthusiast John Walls offers a comprehensive look at 25 of these remarkable landmarks, blending practical information on location and accessibility with riveting facts, local lore, and gorgeous photography. From Fisgard Lighthouse at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour to the remote west coast sentinels of Cape Beale and Pachena Point to the community supported restoration project at
Sheringham Point, this book celebrates a unique culture of public service passed down through generations.
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Lighthouse Society Products
Short Sleeve T-Shirts commemorating the Sheringham Lighthouse.
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Every cup of coffee counts!
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