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Name: Grays Harbor Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Westport Light

Nearest Town or City:
Westport, Washington, United States

Location: South side of entrance to Grays Harbor, Pacific Ocean.

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Photo: Lynn Lary
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Managing Organization:
Westport-South Beach Historical Society

Telephone: 360-268-0078


Contact Address Information:
P.O.Box 1074
Washington, 98595, United States

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

Other Buildings?
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


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