Sheringham: A Canadian Heritage Story

Rebecca Quinn

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Sheringham is a 60-page book in full colour, covering the illustrious history of the iconic lighthouse at Sheringham Point. In 2013, the lighthouse was designated by the Federal Government as a Canadian Heritage Lighthouse Site.

Featuring over 60 photos, maps, journal entries, biographies of the light keepers and their families, info on junior light keepers, the land purchase, the construction of Sheringham Point Road, and the work of the Society, this book is a fun and interesting read for everyone.

Sheringham: A Canadian Heritage Story is being published as part of the Society’s multi-phase restoration effort of the lighthouse structure, engine room and heritage property in general. It was published with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s National Cost Sharing Program, through Parks Canada.

The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.

January 2021, PB,

ISBN 9780991864416

Description

Rebecca Quinn is a PhD student at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, UK, where she studies bacteriophage genetics.  She recently completed her B.Sc. at the College of William and Mary, Virginia USA.  Rebecca has been visiting the Sheringham Point Lighthouse since she was seven years old. Although she was born in Alberta, she considers British Columbia her ‘real’ home and never tires of the beauty and ever-changing scenery of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

“It a privilege and honour to work on behalf of the Lighthouse, and to serve with the many dedicated volunteers of the Society who made this book possible,” she says.  She hopes to always be able to return to the lighthouse and volunteer for the Society.

Senator (Retired) Pat Carney, who, while in the Senate, helped drive the Federal government’s efforts to save Canadian lighthouses through public/private partnerships and sponsorship of the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, said…

“Canada’s lighthouses are treasure chests of community stories and legends. This history of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse is pure gold, covering First Nations, early Spanish maritime explorers, shipwrecks, early settlers and original light keepers, and the work of Society volunteers who are seeking heritage designation for this important light station.”

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