When entering the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada by boat (or float plane) this is the view you get. However, there is a small lighthouse at the entrance of the harbor (or harbour, as it is spelled in Canada). It is Ogden Point Breakwater Lighthouse.
According to lighthousefriends.com:
“A 1914-1915 appropriation of $1,100,000 provided the initial funding for the construction by the Department of Public Works of the breakwater and two concrete piers at Ogden Point. The rubble mound breakwater has a length of 2,500 feet and is capped with granite blocks and a concrete superstructure. The two concrete piers were originally about 800 feet long and 250 feet wide, with a clearance between them of 300 feet.
Ogden Point was named after Peter Skene Ogden (1793 – 1854), a fur trader and explorer employed by the Hudson Bay Company. Roughly 10,000 granite blocks, weighing together over a million tons, were quarried at Hardy Island and shipped to Victoria for use in the breakwater. Completed in 1916, Ogden Point Breakwater was marked the following year by a square, white pyramidal concrete tower that displayed an occulting white light at a height of forty feet above high water. Messrs. Parfitt Brothers erected the tower at a contract price of $1,655, and an unwatched acetylene beacon originally provided the light.
An electrically operated fog alarm was installed on the breakwater in 1919, and in 1926 a cable was laid to supply the needed electricity from shore.”
As you can see there are some people hanging about the beacon. A trail goes around the breakwater to the lighthouse where you have unobstructed views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains (on a clear day).
I have never gone on the trail (I am lazy after all) but have seen it from the Port Angeles ferry many times when I lived in that area (https://www.cohoferry.com/). It is a nice ride when the seas are calm-ish.
For more information on the breakwater and the trail that give access to the lighthouse, the official website is here: https://www.victoriatrails.com/trails/ogden-point-breakwater/