Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. ~Anne Lamott
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
The cape disappointment lighthouse is still functional and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1788, British fur trader John Meares named the area Cape Disappointment after his inability to locate the river’s mouth.
North Head Lighthouse
The North Head Lighthouse’s original first-order Fresnel lens may be viewed at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. I’m amazed everytime I look at one of these lense. North Head is one of the windiest locations on the West Coast. Winds of 120 miles per hour have been recorded at the site.
This lighthouse is under construction for 2016. There is a short walk to the lighthouse, keeper’s housing & gift shop. The inside of the lighthouse is closed.
No Point Lighthouse
This lighthouse is next to the National Lighthouse Society. This lighthouse is overlooking a beautiful bay. We saw people kayaking, fishing and enjoying their time off work. It is a lovely place.
Admiralty Head Lighthouse
This lighthouse is located on Whidbey Island in Washington. We hiked to the lighthouse.
Mukilteo Lighthouse was built in 1906. The motto of Carl W Leick, the architect who designed this lighthouse, was, “Build’ em stout and make ’em last.” He did. The lighthouse is open for tours in the afternoon on weekends during the Summer months.
West Point Lighthouse in Seattle is a 3 miles walk to the lighthouse. We didn’t have time for this lighthouse stop. Our dog Joey wouldn’t have been okay with us gone that long. Also, Aki Lighthouse we didn’t see either. The only Seattle Washington lighthouse we saw was Lightship Swiftsure. I like this lightship.
The oldest lightship in the United States. It was built in 1904. This lightships anchored offshore as floating lighthouses to guide ships in and out of safe harbor channels.
Happy Lighthouse Stamping!
Washington Lighthouse Passport Stamps we collected this year.