. Pacific Rim History



 by the Ucluelet & Area Historical Society
lighthouse anniversary 2015

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Lighthouse-construction photo

The first lighthouse at Amphitrite Point was built in 1906 after the tragic shipwreck of the Pass Of Melfort in 1905. Storm waves destroyed the small wooden lighthouse in 1914. Construction of the current structure began in January 1915 under extreme weather conditions. Men put in grueling 14-hour workdays, pulling 450-pound loads of materials from the lifeboat dock in Spring Cove through a quagmire of mud. After only 3 months the new bunker-like lighthouse was ready to withstand the forces of the seas.


Cordially invites all interested persons to our:
Annual General Meeting

Sunday, April 9, 2017

2:00-4:00 pm

Ucluelet Community Centre

with a roundtable discussion
and shared stories about
the original Wickaninnish Inn

 The winners of our Mark Hobson print
and Roy Henry Vickers print will be announced.

Coffee/Tea and appetizers following discussion

Enter our raffle fundraiser!:


Mark Hobson
Scanning the Beach #1197 / 2500 

2. Roy Henry Vickers
Kitasoo Dawn #25 / 50 (Paddlers at Dawn)

PLANT SALE: May 2017

Plan ahead for next year's gardening!

The Historical Society’s highly anticipated Mother’s Day Plant Sale needs you to collect bulbs, seeds, cuttings, and plants large or small,-- we want them all -- so please keep us in mind as you putter in your gardens. If you have plants to share, but no pots to put them in, please make a request via our email account:pacificrimhistory@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to get some pots to you. Many Thanks!!! UAHS

CROWD FUNDING click here

Donations will be used to acquire photos from the BC Archives to publish a book about the Suttons, a notable Ucluelet pioneering family.  

Click here to read more about Will Sutton: The Forgotten Trail Breaker of Vancouver Island, by Jan Bridget

Saturday & Sunday July 21-23, 2017

Visit our booth to see our archive of photos and chat with our volunteers.
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Website updated January 2017