Pulteney Point Lighthouse

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Pulteney Point, a barren sand spit on the southwest corner of Malcolm Island, marks the separation of Broughton and Queen Charlotte Straits. Built in 1943, the current Pulteney Point Lighthouse replaced a combination lighthouse-dwelling that was established in 1905.

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The island and point were named in 1846 by Commander George T. Gorden of the HMS Comorant after Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, a Scottish born British Naval Officer.

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The Pulteney Point Lighthouse is protected under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act (S.C. 2008, c 16)

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  • Tower Height: 30
  • Height of Focal Plane: 40
  • Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every 10 seconds.
  • Description of Tower: White, square tower with red lantern.

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