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Name: West Point Light (WA)   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Location: Elliott Bay, Puget Sound.


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Photo: Nick Korstad
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Managing Organization:
Seattle Parks and Recreation

Telephone: 206-386-4236

Website: http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/parks/parkspaces/discoverypark/lighthouse.htm
Email: discover@seattle.gov

Notes:
This lighthouse is almost identical to Washington's Point No Point Light. Under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, the city of Seattle was chosen as the new owner of the lighthouse in April 2005.

Tower Height: 23

Height of Focal Plane: 27

Characteristic and Range: Alternating red and white flash every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square brick and stucco tower,

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1881 1.5 story wood frame keeper's house, second wood frame keeper's house, 1906 brick and stucco fog signal building, oil house, storage building.

Date Established: 1881

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Date Automated: 1984

Optics: 1881: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Originally bell, now automated horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
This lighthouse can be reached via a hiking trail in Seattle's Discovery Park. Call (206) 386-4236 for information. The park is open 8:30 to 5:00 daily except December 25 and January 1.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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