The Lightkeeper's Boat / L'embarcation du gardien de phare Historical

The Lightkeeper's Boat / L'embarcation du gardien de phare Historical (HM1VBF)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V9C Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.832', W 123° 26.871'

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A rowboat was the only link between lighthouse and land, and sometimes the only thing standing between life and death.
Seule une chaloupe reliait le phare à la terre ferme, et c'était parfois l'unique moyen de rester en vie.
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The causeway you just crossed was built in 1951, long after the last lightkeeper left. Before that, every pail of milk, every sack of flour and every box of butter had to be fetched by boat.
The nearest village was Esquimalt, which meant rowing across the harbour. At night, or in stormy weather, this was a dangerous business. On July 3, 1898, someone noticed an empty rowboat floating in the harbour. Searchers later found the dead body of lightkeeper Joseph Dare in the frigid water. Only one oar was in the boat.
A lost oar meant a lost life.
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Le pont-jetée que vous venez de traverser a été construit en 1951, longtemps après le départ du dernier gardien du phare. Auparavant, il fallait aller chercher en chaloupe chaque cruche de lait, sac de farine et boite à beurre.
Comme Esquimalt était le village le plus pres, il fallait traverser le port à la rame. Le soir ou par mauvais temps, ce n'était pas sans danger. Le 3 juillet 1898, quelqu'un a remarqué une chaloupe
vide dans le port. Plus tard, on a retrouvé le corps du gardien de phare Joseph Dare dans les eaux glaciales. Il ne restait qu'une rame dans l'embarcation.
Le perte d'une rame équivalait à la perte d'une vie.
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HM NumberHM1VBF
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Placed ByParks Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 466871 N 5364250
Decimal Degrees48.43053333, -123.44785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.832', W 123° 26.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 49.92" N, 123° 26' 52.26" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Victoria British Columbia V9C, CA
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