No longer considered essential for aiding navigation, Point Wilson Lighthouse is open for tours on Saturdays, May through September, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and for special tours on request. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated. Call 360-385-5520 or email dfrazeur@ olypen.com. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access for day use. Destruction Island is recognizable as the island with the lighthouse near Ruby Beach and Kalaloch. The lighthouse there was completed Nov. 12, 1891. In 2008, the Coast Guard, citing that the beacon was no longer being used for navigation, switched off Destruction Island Lighthouse for good. The lens, built in France in 1888, is now located in the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport. Marrowstone Point forms the eastern entrance to Port Townsend Bay and was first marked by a lens lantern on a pole on Oct. 1, 1888. Though automated in 1962, the station remains fairly intact. The property was transferred in 1972 from the Coast Guard to the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for use as a scientific research facility. The keeper’s dwelling serves as a guest house for scientists visiting the Marrowstone Marine Field Station. Research in marine ecosystem health and marine fish health is conducted at the station. The Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh
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Island is just off the northwesternmost spot in the continental United States. The island is part of the Makah Nation. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a wide and deep passage from the open Pacific Ocean to Puget Sound at Point Wilson. In recent years, Tatoosh Island has become an important center for intertidal studies, including climate change and ocean acidification research. The lighthouse and
Tatoosh Island are part of the proposed Washington State National Maritime Heritage Area, which follows most of the Washington coast and includes culturally and geographically diverse areas that represent the state’s long-standing relationship with water. Tatoosh Island is not open to the public, but it and the lighthouse can be seen from high cliffs at the end of the Cape Flattery Trail near Neah Bay.
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A CRAFT BEER BAR BOTTLE SHOP
A friendly meeting place featuring craft beer, cider, wine, and locally-made snacks. Bottles and growlers to go.
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