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POINT WILSON LIGHT

State: WASHINGTON
Location: ENTRANCE TO ADMIRALTY INLET / PUGET SOUND
Nearest City: PORT TOWNSEND
County: JEFFERSON
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1879



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1914
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1977
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: MASONRY/CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON FOG SIGNAL BUILDING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 46
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1879
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1879
  • Height of Focal Plane: 51
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1879
  • Description: LIGHT ON FRAME KEEPERS RESIDENCE
  • Fate/Disposition: FRAME HOUSE STILL IN USE AS A RESIDENCE
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1914
  • Construction Materials: MASONRY/CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. STEAM WHISTLE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1879
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2ND KEEPERS QUARTERS, RADIOBEACON, 2 OIL HOUSES

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #71000870
Name of Listing: POINT WILSON LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
OLD TOWER USED TO RISE FROM KEEPERS, IT WAS REMOVED DURING REMODELLING; STATION TO BE RENOVATED AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AS PART OF STATE PARK



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