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Alki Point Lighthouse
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Alki Point Lighthouse,
Seattle, WA
*Dates of operation~~ 1913-present
*Building Material~~ Masonry
*Tower~~ 37 feet  
*Elevation~~ 5 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ red and black trim
*Light Pattern~~ Flashing white every 2 seconds
*Keeper's House and all buildings still exist
*Automated~~ 1984
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ VRB-25 airport beacon
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard
*Waterway Location~~ Puget Sound at southern boundary of Elliot Bay
*Significant Feature~~ According to legend, the point’s first light was established as a
humanitarian gesture during the 1870s, when farmer Hans Martin Hanson hung a brass
kerosene lantern from a post on the side of his barn.

           LINKS
Lighthouse Friends Lighthouse History and Info
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=112

USCG Auxiliary lighthouse tour info
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=130-02&category=alki-pt-lighthouse#.Vdno05fASC4

1913 Lighthouse inspection report
http://www.uslhs.org/national_archives/alki_point.htm
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