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Name: Alki Point Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Location: Elliott Bay, Puget Sound.

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Photo: Gary Martin

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Telephone: 206-217-6124


This lighthouse station is the residence of the Coast Guard's district commander. The lens from Sentinel Island, Alaska is on display in the base of the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 37

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Description of Tower: White, octagonal masonry tower attached to fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1887 1.5 story wood frame keeper's house, 1913 fog signal building, garage, storage building.

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1913

Date Automated: 1984

Optics: 1913: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now VRB-25 optic.

Fog Signal: Automated horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, Coast Guard housing.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse is at Beach Drive and Alki Avenue in southwestern Seattle. Tours are available 12:00-3:30 on weekends and major holidays from May through November, run by members of the Lake Union Coast Guard Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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

Keepers: Harry D. Mahler (1913-1930); Ray E. Dunson(1920-1933); Charles E. Elliott(1939-1940); Albert G. Anderson(1950-1970); R. W. Keeling (July 1964 - August 1964)


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