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The Last Lightkeepers of Vancouver Island

Episode Summary

Nearly three centuries after they first sprang up on Canada’s coastline, just 51 staffed lighthouses remain in the country – survivors of repeated attempts at automation. Perhaps nowhere in Canada are they quite so abundant as Vancouver Island, where towers dot the Strait of Georgia and the fog-laden Pacific Coast. We speak with lightkeepers Justine Etzkorn and Karen Zacharuk about a life lived “on the lights.”

Episode Notes

Nearly three centuries after they first sprang up on Canada’s coastline, just 51 staffed lighthouses remain in the country – survivors of repeated attempts at automation. Perhaps nowhere in Canada are they quite so abundant as Vancouver Island, where towers dot the Strait of Georgia and the fog-laden Pacific Coast. We speak with lightkeepers Justine Etzkorn and Karen Zacharuk about a life lived “on the lights.” 

Today's episode is sponsored by The Modern Mercantile and the Capital Daily Speaker Series with Dr. Andrew Huberman

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