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.”