. 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.



 Our next Annual General Meeting will be April 1, 2018.
Raffel and special spreakers will be announced.


Mark Hobson

2. Roy Henry Vickers

November Craft Fair

Baked Goods Fund Raiser:
 November 25, 2017 Ucluelet Community Centre

Plant Sale
Saturday May 12, 2018

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM - plants can be dropped off in advance

Each spring we have an annual plant sale specializing in local plants from local gardens. The Saturday prior to Mother’s Day the community provide the society with well established varieties at give-away prices. There are door prizes and hanging basket draws, so join in the line-up at 11:00am

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

Ukee Days
Saturday & Sunday July 20-22, 2018

Visit our booth to see our archive of photos and chat with our volunteers.
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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





Website updated October 2017