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Name: Destruction Island Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Kalaloch, Washington, United States

Location: Off Olympic Peninsula, Pacific Ocean.

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Photo: Bob & Sandra Shanklin

Managing Organization:
US Fish & Wildlife, Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge

Tower Height: 94

Height of Focal Plane: 147

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical masonry tower.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1.5 story wood frame keeper's house, concrete fog signal building, storage building, two oil houses, cart storage building.

Date Established: 1891

Date Present Tower Built: 1891

Date Automated: 1968

Optics: 1891: First order Fresnel lens (now at Westport Maritime Museum, phone 360-268-0078), now solar powered VRB-25 optic.

Fog Signal: Automated horn.

Current Use: Deactivated.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse can be seen distantly from Ruby Beach on U.S. Route 101. Reaching it by boat can be dangerous since seas are often rough in the area. This island is now off limits to the public.

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Keepers: Christian Zauner (1889–1898), Mark Grayson (1898–1905), Harold A. Salisbury (1905–1906), John F. Enquist (1906–1911), Clifford B. Hermann (1911–1919), Albert Beyer (1919–1922), William Hill (1923–1924), William Kitchen (1936–1938), Albert Beyer (1939–?)

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