Welcome to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Sheringham Point Lighthouse and other significant foreshore properties in Shirley. The Society’s mission is to is document and recognize the historic importance of the lighthouse and to ensure that the lighthouse and its historic route remain protected, accessible and open to the public.
The Lighthouse and its Location
Sheringham Point Lighthouse is located in Shirley, British Columbia, Canada, on the South Coast of Vancouver Island. Built in 1912, the Lighthouse overlooks an exposed section of the Juan de Fuca Strait. Pounded by westerlies in the summer and easterlies in the winter, this part of the coast has witnessed more than its share of shipwrecks over the years, particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The area became known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific”. In response to the ongoing tragedies, Sheringham Point Lighthouse and a number of other light stations were constructed. Also, to assist shipwrecked mariners who were able to make it to shore, “life-saving” trails along the coast were established. Now known as the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail, these trails are visited and hiked every year by thousands of people from all over the world.
Critical Times Require Quick Action…
Please act today to Preserve and Protect our Lighthouse at Sheringham Point.
From time to time, the Society needs the help of its Members and Supporters to TAKE URGENT ACTION in order to help us move forward with our plans to fully and effectively protect and preserve the Sheringham Point Lighthouse and its surrounding lands. Please visit our TAKE ACTION page for more details on current activities.
Tree Removal Proposal – get the information:
Lighthouse View Trail and Jennie’s trail not being protected: The Society worked for years to secure a trail on private property adjacent to the Canadian Heritage Lighthouse Site located at 1 Sheringham Point Road. The trail was above and beyond any CRD or Provincial requirements for park amenities connected to the sub-division at the end of Sheringham Point Road in Shirley. The trail route, design and building were all negotiated by the Society with significant and constant community involvement and with the understanding the Society would manage the trail and the CRD would own the trail. That trail is being jeopardized by a timber removal plan and new driveway access created by the developer who owns the surrounding property. For more information and to read the biologist’s report (click here)
Your help TODAY will make the difference.
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society is a proud member of Volunteer Canada.
SPLPS is an associate member of the U.S. Lighthouse Society
Upgrading of this website was facilitated by the financial support provided by Parks Canada through its National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places.
The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society was established in 2003. The Society is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia File #S-47588 – May 17, 2004. The Society is registered as a Charity by the Canada Revenue Agency #858885940RR0001 – July 29, 2004.
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