Westport-South Beach Historical Society
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This is the tallest lighthouse on the Washington coast. On August 24, 2004, ownership was transferred to the Westport-South Beach Historical Society under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.
Tower Height: 107
Height of Focal Plane: 123
Characteristic and Range: Alternating red and white flashes every 15 seconds.
Description of Tower: White, brick octagonal pyramidal tower with green trim, red cupola.
This light is operational
Two oil houses.
Date Established: 1898
Date Present Tower Built: 1898
Optics: 1898: Third order Fresnel lens, now FA-251.
Fog Signal: Originally diaphone horn.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
Tours of the lighthouse are available daily in summer and weekends the rest of the year from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Call 360-268-0078 to check on tour availability. (Note: Cameras are not allowed in the lantern room of the lighthouse.) There is also a viewing platform for the lighthouse at the Westport Maritime Museum. Museum Hours: Summer Hours, Memorial Day to Labor Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday thru Monday. The museum is located off WA Route 105 in Westport. The museum also exhibits the first-order Fresnel lens from Destruction Island Lighthouse.
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Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places