U.S. Coast Guard
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
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)