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The Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, WA
The Point Wilson Lighthouse was built in 1913 by the Lighthouse Service. At a height of 51 feet, the beacon is the tallest on Puget Sound, marking the entrance to Admiralty Inlet. The lighthouse replaced an earlier wooden light tower built in 1879 on the roof of the station keeper’s house. The Point Wilson Lighthouse, located in Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend, is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Washington State Heritage Register. It is one of the most important navigational aids in Washington, a link connecting Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Point Wilson Light Station is still under the ownership and control of the Coast Guard Station in Port Angeles, WA. The Port Townsend Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla #47 maintains the lighthouse and surrounding building and offer’s free guided tours at the Point Wilson Light Station for the public’s enjoyment.