LIGHTHOUSES are aids to marine navigation operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. They warn of treacherous rocks, guide vessels into the proper navigation channels, mark entrances to harbours, help in SEARCH AND RESCUE and provide weather information and tidal-wave warnings. There are 45 light stations on the BC coast, of which 18 were operating automatically and the rest were staffed by lightkeepers in 1999. The two earliest lighthouses—FISGARD and RACE ROCKS, both guarding the entrance to...

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