Lawyer Island Light, Hecate Strait

The Lawyer Islands are located along the Inside Passage, just off the mouth of the Skeena River and roughly 20 km (13 mi) south of Prince Rupert. According to local legend, naval officers noted that two rocks near the islands were known as Client Rock and Bribery Rock and decided that an appropriate name for them would be Lawyer Islands. A lighthouse was put in operation on the northernmost island of the Lawyer group on November 28, 1901. This lighthouse was operational until sometime between 2006 and 2011 when it was replaced by a cylindrical white tower with a red band near the top and a flashing white light. A covering of dense trees now hides any evidence of the islands’ earlier lighthouse and dwellings. Learn more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore the Lawyer Islands.