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Name: Alki Point Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Location: Elliott Bay, Puget Sound.

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Photo: Gary Martin

Managing Organization:
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. Tours were suspended for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Tour may resume in 2021. Generally, tours are offered most Sunday afternoons from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The tours are provided by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary from the Greater Seattle area. It's recommended that visitors check the lighthouse's webpage for tour updates before heading over to West Seattle. Visitors should note the semi-permanent closure of the West Seattle Bridge and that there are new traffic restrictions to the street where the lighthouse is located so visitors may have to park quite a distance away.

Tower Height: 37

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Description of Tower: White, octagonal masonry tower attached to fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
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.

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.

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)

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