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Name: Lime Kiln Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Friday Harbor, Washington, United States

Location: Dead Man's Bay, San Juan Island.

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Photo: Lynn Lary

Managing Organization:
Lime Kiln Point State Park

Telephone: 360-378-2044


Contact Address Information:
West Side Road
Friday Harbor
Washington, 98250, United States

Ownership of this light station has been transferred to Washington State Parks. It is located in Lime Kiln Point State Park and is managed by the Whale Museum ( as a whale research station. The keeper's dwellings are used for housing of park personnel.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 55

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower on roof of fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1914 1.5 story keeper's house, integral concrete fog signal building, second keeper's house, three storage buildings.

Date Established: 1914

Date Present Tower Built: 1919

Date Automated: 1962

Optics: Currently VRB-25 optic.

Fog Signal: Automated horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, whale research station.

Open To Public? Grounds open, tower open at times.

This lighthouse is located in Lime Kiln Point State Park at at 6158 Lighthouse Road, Friday Harbor. There are picnic areas and a whale watching platform in the park. Lighthouse tours are offered in summer on Saturday evenings.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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