The Lighthouse Tower at Race Rocks
Plaque at the base of the tower
Historic plaque from the "Royal Canadian Navy..1960"
The tower and a "moonrise"
The underside of the stairs show how each stair and round end forms a continuous part of the central column
Stairs from underneath
Stairs from above.
We get many inquiries about the lighthouse being featured on the website of companies selling liquid siding. Contrary to those claims, this was the last time it was painted up to 2009
Spring 1996: The Race Rocks Lighthouse receives a new coat of paint, and for a few days, a white lighthouse presents a strange new image in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The black stripes are painted over the white base.
The freshly painted tower
It was definitely a General Paint product that was used. We have asked these companies to remove the reference, but it keeps reappearing.
The white granite rock which makes up part of the lower two-thirds of the tower.
See this file for the question about it's origin
Conduits running up inside the tower to supply electricity and internet to the top.
Environment Canada wind recording instrumentation in the small room underneath the lantern room.
The steps leading to the
A stair made of sandstone which must have broken so was never used.
Cut sandstone blocks abandoned in the intertidal area by the docks. One story is that the sandstone for the top third of the tower came from Gabriola Island.
The blocks left here were never used in the tower construction.
See this file with further pictures of on the deterioration of the tower inside prior to 2009, and the Heritage Protection Bill.
Link to this file which profiles the repair process
on the tower which began in February, 2009
This File has a number of recent Race Rocks Images
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