Sheringham Lighthouse

Sheringham LighthouseA last minute road trip turned the group onto the Sheringham Lighthouse,  we headed out Sooke way and got as far as Shirley and anyone who knows “Shirley Delicious” knows a must stop place on a road trip.  We stopped in and on the wall was a TC article found online at http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/sheringham-point-lighthouse-deemed-heritage-site-becoming-park-1.1962060,  reading the article we had to check it out when we saw: “Sheringham Point Lighthouse, reportedly home to the ghostly presence of one of its last keepers, has been declared a heritage lighthouse and could soon be the centerpiece of a new park.”  It was a 2015 article but the place is still undergoing some major Work and Ethan our 5 year old made us nervous as the sheer cliff drop offs and poor railings gave us pause.

Looked on the preservation society website and found some mention of the ghost…

Lightkeeper’s Journal #3 – Memories

Elanie Bruton, daughter of the last lightkeeper, Jim Bruton, insists the lighthouse is haunted. She says, however, that whoever (or whatever) it is, “it’s a friendly something.” Elanie humourously recounts her experiences with the ghost of Sheringham Point–paint scrapers and razor blades that kept relocating from the windowsill to the work bench (until her father gave up putting them back on the windowsill); extra guests at parties who walked down hallways, through bolted doors and up and down stairs that should have creaked, but didn’t; and neighbours who nonchalantly said, “Oh that’s just Fred Mountain”, when Elanie’s brother described a mysterious stranger he’d seen in the house. Fred Mountain was the last-but-one keeper at Sheringham who, sadly, died suddenly at the station.

A bit more on the lighthouse and mention of Fred Mountain can be found here.

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1103

You can see in the image a house which is sadly no longer present.

sheringham lighthouse 1936

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