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WEST POINT LIGHT

State: WASHINGTON
Location: ELLIOTT BAY / PUGET SOUND
Nearest City: SEATTLE
County: KING
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1881


West Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1991
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1881
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1984
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCT/SQUARE ATTACHED TO FOG SIGNAL BLDG
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 23
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1881
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 27
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES (1906 ADDITION TO 1881 TOWER)
  • Year Constructed: 1906
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1881
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2ND FRAME KEEPERS QUARTERS, METAL OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION WITHIN CITY PARK

Owner/Manager: CITY OF SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #77001336
Name of Listing: WEST POINT LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous: TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN 2005 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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