East Point on Saturna Island is a spectacular point of land with an interesting history. A great place to watch for wildlife and relax for an afternoon.
The lighthouse was established in 1888. A fog alarm building with diaphone horns was constructed on the point in 1939. This building now houses a small museum. In 1948 the tower was changed to this 45 foot (14m) high square steel skeletal tower. The station was destaffed in 1996.
East Point has the distinction of being the area where the second orca (Moby Doll) ever live-captured for aquarium display (this orca was supposed to be killed and used as a model for a life sized sculpture, but survived) was harpooned in 1964. The Saturna Island Heritage Committee runs a museum in the former fog alarm building at East Point where visitors can learn about Moby Doll and Saturna’s unique history.