West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge
Contact Address Information:
14000 W State Route 2
The Coast Guard still maintains this active aid to navigation, which lies inside the West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge. At one time the island was used by the Army for target practice. The keeper's house was demolished in the 1940s.
Tower Height: 55
Height of Focal Plane: 57
Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower with lantern removed.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1821
Date Present Tower Built: 1868
Date Automated: 1937
Optics: 18??: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.
Fog Signal: Originally fog bell.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? no
Accessible by boat only.