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ADMIRALTY HEAD LIGHT

State: WASHINGTON
Location: STRAITS OF JUAN DE FUCA / PUGET SOUND
Nearest City: COUPEVILLE
County: ISLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1860



National Register of Historic Places photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1903
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1922
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK AND STUCCO
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1903
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 127
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS FROM ALKI LIGHTHOUSE ON DISPLAY AT INTERPRETIVE CENTER SINCE 1962
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1860
  • Description: RED WOODEN TOWER ON WOODEN HOUSE
  • Fate/Disposition: IN THE WAY OF CONSTRUCTION OF ARMY FORTIFICATIONS
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1902
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CALIFORNIA SPANISH
  • Construction Materials: BRICK AND STUCCO
Other Structures: BRICK AND STUCCO OIL HOUSE

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: WASHINGTON STATE PARKS

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #73001869
Name of Listing: CENTRAL WHIDBEY HISTORIC DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
FIRST TOWER REMOVED 1928; REPLACED BY POINT WILSON LIGHT IN 1922; IRON LANTERN REMOVED 1927 AND REINSTALLED ATOP NEW DUNGENESS LIGHT; CURRENT LANTERN RECONSTRUCTED BY ISLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & WASHINGTON STATE PARKS



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