At the mouth of Burrard Inlet and just before entering the waters of the Strait of Georgia is the Point Atkinson Lighthouse. The original lighthouse was built in 1874 and was replaced by the current lighthouse in 1912. There were 11 lighthouse keepers from 1874 until 1996 when the lighthouse became fully automated with a solar-powered lamp. The last keeper, Donald Graham, wrote two books chronicling the history of British Columbia’s lighthouses and their keepers.
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