New Dungeness Lightstation Association
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Tower Height: 63
Height of Focal Plane: 67
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.
Description of Tower: White, conical brick and stucco tower on roof of assistant keeper's quarters.
This light is operational
Integral one-story dwelling, 1905 1.5 story principal keeper's dwelling, 1927 brick fog signal building, 1877 wood frame barn/garage, 1894 oil house, 1907 storage building.
Date Established: 1857
Date Present Tower Built: 1857
Date Automated: 1976
Optics: 1857: Third order Fresnel lens; 1927: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now on display at Coast Guard Museum in Seattle); now VRB-25 optic.
Fog Signal: Now automated horns, originally bell.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
From Michel Way: "This light is very interesting and can be reached by hiking about six miles from the parking area out to the end of the spit. Plan on the whole day and start early. The hike out will be on plenty of beach (you can only walk on the left or Strait side of the spit the other side is wildlife refuge). The return hike will be at incoming tide and you will be forced to clamber over the drift and rocks; you will run out of beach if you leave late. You can also get there by boat or kayak from the river side of Sequim (pronounced 'skwim') to the small landing on the inner side of the spit." The site is staffed by New Dungeness Lightstation Association members and tours are available to hikers. Bathrooms, a drinking fountain, and picnic tables also are available at the station.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Osmore Hale Morgan (1880-1882)
Nearby Lodging: Lodging is available at the lighthouse for members only, who serve as "keepers" for one week and maintain the property. Contact the New Dungeness Lightstation Association for details. There are also several motels in Sequim and a county campground near the entrance to the beach.