Historic Light Station Information
& Photography

WASHINGTON


ADMIRALTY HEAD LIGHT

Location: STRAITS OF JUAN DE FUCA/PUGET SOUND; NEAR COUPEVILLE, FORT CASEY STATE PARK
Station Established: 1860
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1903
Operational? NO
Automated? NO
Deactivated: 1922
Foundation Materials: SURFACE
Construction Materials: BRICK AND STUCCO
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Height:    120-feet
Markings/Pattern: WHITE BRICK TOWER W/BLACK LANTERN
Characteristics:    Spanish-style structure, 2-story residence
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1903
Foghorn:

Historical Information:

  • The original lighthouse as completed during the months just prior to the Civil War and was among the West's earliest navigational aids. It had a fourth order Fresnel lens, and the light could be seen sixteen miles away. This light welcomed Puget Sound marine traffic to Admiralty Inlet. 
  • During the Spanish-American War, the US Army demolished the old lighthouse to build a fort (Fort Casey).
  • The present lighthouse went into service in 1903 but was discontinued in 1927. It has been restored and now serves as a museum. It is only open during the summer for visitors.

Photographs: 

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


ALKI POINT LIGHT

Location: ELLIOTT BAY/PUGET SOUND
Station Established: 1887
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1913
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1984
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: MASONRY
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL ATTACHED TO SIGNAL BLDG
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED & BLACK TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL 1913

Photographs: 

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE


BROWNS POINT LIGHT

Location: COMMENCEMENT BAY E. ENTRANCE/PUGET SOUND
Station Established: 1887
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1933
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1963
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Tower Shape: SQUARE W/OUT LANTERN
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: 375 MM

Photographs: 

THE 1887 BROWNS POINT LIGHT TOWER

THE 1933 BROWNS POINT LIGHT TOWER


BURROWS ISLAND LIGHT

Location: BURROWS ISLAND/ROSARIO STRAIT
Station Established: 1906
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1906
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1972
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower Shape: SQUARE ON FOG SIGNAL BUILDING
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL

Photographs: 

BURROWS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE


CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT LIGHT

Location: NORTH POINT ISLAND/COLUMBIA RIVER
Station Established: 1856
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1856
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1962
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: MASONRY
Construction Materials: DRESSED STONE
Tower Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO OIL HOUSE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER W/BLACK BAND, BLACK LANTERN ROOM
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL 1856

Photographs: 

Cape Disappointment Light, circa 1871; (75 dpi); (300 dpi); photo by noted English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.


CAPE FLATTERY LIGHT

Location: TATOOSH ISLAND/ENTRANCE TO STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA
Station Established: 1857
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1857
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1977
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: ROCK
Construction Materials: SANDSTONE/BRICK
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN & RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure:
Original Lens: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL 1857

Historical Information:

  • Cape Flattery Lighthouse was built in 1857, but only after great difficulties with the Indians. Before commencing the lighthouse, it was necessary to build a blockhouse, and 20 muskets with ammunition were furnished for protection against Indians from the Canadian side of the Strait. 

  • Shortly after the light was completed the keeper resigned because he was annoyed by the numerous Indians who used the island as a fishing and whaling station. 

  • Cape Flattery Lighthouse is now electrified, and is fitted with a diaphone fog signal and a radiobeacon.

  • The light can be seen for 19 miles and is 165 feet above water.

Photographs: 

NO PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE


CATTLE POINT LIGHT

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Photographs: 

CATTLE POINT LIGHT


DESTRUCTION ISLAND LIGHT

WASHINGTON SEA COAST
Station Established: 1891
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1891
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1968
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: MASONRY
Construction Materials: DRESSED STONE
Tower Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO STORAGE BLDG.
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK GALLERY
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL 1891

Photographs: 

DESTRUCTION ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE


DOFFLEMYER POINT LIGHT

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Photographs: 

DOFFLEMYER POINT LIGHT, CIRCA 1934

DOFFLEMYER POINT LIGHT, CIRCA 1988


EDIZ HOOK LIGHT

Location: RELOCATED FROM STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA
Station Established: 1861
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1865
Operational? NO
Automated? NO
Deactivated: 1908
Foundation Materials:
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER 1865

Photographs: 

1865 EDIZ HOOK LIGHT TOWER

1908 EDIZ HOOK LIGHT TOWER


GRAYS HARBOR (WESTPORT) LIGHT

Location: S. ENTRANCE GRAYS HARBOR/POINT CHEHALIS
Station Established: 1898
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1898
Operational? YES
Automated? YES
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: SANDSTONE
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER WITH GREEN ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1898

Photographs: 

GRAYS HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE


LIME KILN LIGHT

Location: DEAD MANS BAY/SAN JUAN ISLAND
Station Established: 1914
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1919
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1962
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SOUND SIGNAL BUILDING
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: 375 MM

Photographs: 

LIME KILN LIGHTHOUSE


MARROWSTONE POINT LIGHT

Location: ADMIRALTY INLET
Station Established: 1882
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1912
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1962
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials:
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Tower Shape:
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Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens:

Photographs: 

MARROWSTONE POINT LIGHTHOUSE


MUKILTEO LIGHT

Location: E. SIDE POSSESSION SOUND
Station Established: 1906
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1906
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1979
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: WOOD
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL ATTACHED TO FOG SIGNAL BD
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FRESNEL 1906

Photographs: 

MUKILTEO LIGHT


NEW DUNGENESS LIGHT

Location: ADMIRALTY ISLAND/ST. OF JUAN DE FUCA
Station Established: 1857
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1857
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1976
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: SANDSTONE BLOCKS
Construction Materials: SANDSTONE/BRICK/STUCCO
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN & RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL 1857

Photographs: 

NEW DUNGENESS LIGHT TOWER PRIOR TO 1927

NEW DUNGENESS LIGHT TOWER AFTER 1927


NORTH HEAD LIGHT

Location: NORTH OF MOUTH TO COLUMBIA RIVER
Station Established: 1898
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1898
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1961
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Construction Materials: DRESSED STONE W/BRICK LINING
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER, RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL 1898

Photographs: 

NORTH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE


PATOS ISLAND LIGHT

Location: PUGET SOUND/STRAITS OF GEORGIA
Station Established: 1893
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1908
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1974
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: WOOD
Construction Materials: WEATHERBOARD
Tower Shape: SQUARE ON FOG SIGNAL BLDG.
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/GREEN TRIM & RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL 1908

Photographs: 

PATOS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE


POINT NO POINT LIGHT

Location: KITSAP PENINSULA/PUGET SOUND
Station Established: 1879
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1879
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1977
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: MASONRY
Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
Tower Shape: SQUARE TOWER BETWEEN OFFICE & FOG SIGNAL BLDG
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1898

Photographs: 

POINT NO POINT LIGHTHOUSE


POINT ROBINSON LIGHT

Location: EAST END MAURY ISLAND/PUGET SOUND
Station Established: 1885
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1915
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1978
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: MASONRY
Construction Materials: MASONRY/CONCRETE
Tower Shape: SQUARE ATTACHED TO FOG SIGNAL BLDG.
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF & GREEN TRIM
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1915

Photographs: 

POINT ROBINSON LIGHTHOUSE


POINT WILSON LIGHT

Location: ENTRANCE TO ADMIRALTY INLET/PUGET SOUND
Station Established: 1879
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1914
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1977
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: MASONRY/CONCRETE
Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL ON FOG SIGNAL BUILDING
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1879

Photographs: 

1879 POINT WILSON LIGHT TOWER

1914 POINT WILSON LIGHT TOWER


SEMIAHMOO HARBOR LIGHT

Location: On pilings near the port of Blaine
Station Established: 1905
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1905 
Operational: No
Automated: N/A
Deactivated: 1944
Foundation Material: Pilings
Construction Materials: Wood
Tower Shape / Markings / Pattern: Octagonal house capped by cylindrical lamp cupola.
Height: 
Original lens: 4th Order
Characteristic: Fixed red
Fog Signal: Trumpet

Historical Information:

  • Station consisted of a 1-1/2-story dwelling built on a platform supported by wooden piles, with a lantern at the center of its peaked roof. 
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Photographs: 

Semiahmoo Harbor Light, 1943: (75 dpi) ; (300 dpi); "Semiamoo [sic] Harbor Light, submitted with DCGO 13th ND."; photo dated 27 July 1943; no photo number; photographer unknown.


SLIP POINT LIGHT

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Fog Signal: 

Photographs: 

1905 SLIP POINT LIGHT'S FOG SIGNAL BUILDING AND LENS-LANTERN

1916 SLIP POINT LIGHT TOWER

1951 SLIP POINT SKELETON LIGHT TOWER


SMITH ISLAND LIGHT

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Automated: 
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Fog Signal: 

Photographs: 

SMITH ISLAND LIGHT


TURN POINT LIGHT

Location: PREVOST HARBOR/STUART ISLAND
Station Established: 1893
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1936
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1974
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: 300 MM 1936

Photographs: 

TURN POINT LIGHT


WEST POINT LIGHT

Location: ELLIOTT BAY/PUGET SOUND
Station Established: 1881
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1881
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1984
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
Tower Shape: OCT/SQUARE ATTACHED TO SIGNAL BLDG
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/RED ROOF
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1881

Photographs: 

WEST POINT LIGHTHOUSE


WILLAPA BAY LIGHT

Location: 
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Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 
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Fog Signal: 

Photographs: 

WILLAPA BAY LIGHTHOUSE


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