A beacon from the past

Going eastward, on disembarkment from the Kootenay Lake ferry we’ve always proceeded directly to Crawford Bay and on to Creston. If you turn south immediately as you exit the ferry landing, Pilot Bay Road will take you to a trailhead. A short walk in the woods leads you to Pilot Bay Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was constructed in 1904 when new settlement and mining and smelting activity were increasing sternwheeler traffic on Kootenay Lake. Today it’s the last remaining inland lighthouse in British Columbia.

Looking south-west to Balfour and the West Arm of Kootenay Lake

Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

2 thoughts on “A beacon from the past”

  1. Interesting … How was the camping ??????? What kept you at the same spot for 3 nights ??????? When you stop at a site do you check the area for bear tracks ?????? They start getting real hungry this time of year !!!! Sent from Mail for Windows

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