Discovery Island Lighthouse

In 1886 the island’s first lighthouse was built on Pandora Hill, which is the highest point on the island.

The government appointed an old man Richard Brinn to be the first lighthouse keeper. His daughter Mary Ann Croft assisted him. In fact she ended up doing most of the work. She was a widow with two children. In 1902 after her father died Mary Ann Croft was officially appointed the lighthouse keeper. She was the very first female lighthouse keeper in Canada.

In 1996, the lighthouse was de-staffed and automated.  It had been manned for 110 years. On September 3, 2004 the foghorn at the lighthouse was deactivated and removed from the station.

Today nobody lives on the island and the lighthouse buildings are deteriorating.

Discovery Island Lighthouse

 

Thanks for a lovely holiday

We had a wonderful 5 day stay at the Birds of a Feather. We enjoyed all that this area had to offer, from the beautiful sunrise, the abundant wildlife and amazing scenery, the lazy sunsets. The advice that Dieter gave us was invaluable. Had we not taken this advice we would have missed a most exciting whale watching trip. We were lucky enough to encounter a super pod. Everywhere you looked, you saw whales performing all sorts of acrobatics. It was perfect. The gardens at Hatley Castle also provided us with photo opportunities. We saw peacock families as well as hummingbirds. Well worth a visit. Thanks for a lovely holiday.