Monday, July 9, 2012
Nootka Lighthouse, Yuquot (Friendly Cove), British Columbia
Uchuck III, a working coastal vessel that also takes tourists to some of the remote places in Nootka Sound. The Uchuck III is a wooden hulled converted American Yard Minesweeper (1942). In addition to visiting the Nootka Lighthouse, the visit to Yuquot also afforded me the opportunity to learn some of the history of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht people. Friendly Cove was declared a National Historic Site by the Canadian Government in 1923 and the signifance of the First Nations history was further recognized in 1997. The photos were taken in July 2012. Many thanks to Joanne and Mark the resident lightkeepers for their hospitality. It was great to hear first hand a bit about the lifestyle of lightkeepers.