The Urban Hiker's Grand Tour continues! We hear the latest hike to #GetOutThere - Chuckanut Ridge Trail (https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/chuckanut-ridge-trail), lower ridge trail in Larrabee State Park territory from Chris. And AJ sheds some light on hiking around some of our Washington State Lighthouses.
AND a birthday!
The lead in:
Washington State Parks Foundation- guest writer: https://waparks.org/pacific-northwest-lighthouse-adventures-with-wspf-photographer-aj-barse/
LighthouseFriends.com (http://lighthousefriends.com/) - think the WTA of Lighthouses “This site includes photographs, directions, histories, and GPS coordinates garnered while personally visiting every lighthouse in the United States and nearly every lighthouse in Canada.”
*A*_*dmiralty Head Light, Fort Casey, Whidbey Island (Origionally named Red Bluff Light http://www.historylink.org/File/5710 *_
_*Point Wilson Light (Port Townsand)http://lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=108*_
Point Wilson's first lighthouse was built in 1879 by the United States Lighthouse Service (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Lighthouse_Service) as a companion to the
Admiralty Head Light (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiralty_Head_Light) built some 18 years earlier on the eastern side of Admiralty Inlet. A square wooden tower projecting from the roof of a two-story, Cape Cod–style keeper’s quarters held a fixed fourth-order Fresnel lens (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_lens). The station also included a fog signal building with 12-inch, steam-powered fog whistle. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Wilson_Light#cite_note-histlink-5)
High tides and stormy weather occasionally took their toll on the sandy beach (http://www.lighthousefriends.com/ptwilsontw2.jpg) on which the tower was built. In 1886, a picket fence, 5 feet high and 440 feet long, was built across the low part of the spit to catch drifting sound and build up the area where a breach seemed likely.
The current lighthouse was completed in 1914, but the original lighthouse, minus its tower, continued to serve as a residence (http://www.lighthousefriends.com/PointWilson_1916_dwelling.jpg) for the keepers. The new lighthouse (http://www.lighthousefriends.com/PointWilson_1916_cg.jpg) features a forty-nine-foot concrete tower, built in an octagonal shape to reduce wind pressure, which projects upward from a fog signal building.
The station was automated in 1976- remains in the hands of the U.S. Coast Guard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Coast_Guard), while the grounds are managed by Washington State Parks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_State_Parks).
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