Don Graham at the top of the Lighthouse.
Point Atkinson, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Courtesy of Elaine Graham.
Keepers were an integral part of the lighthouse until 1996, when the federal government decided to automate the light at Point Atkinson. The last keepers, Gerry Watson and, especially, Don Graham, and their allies in the community and local government fought to retain keepers at the light but were unsuccessful.