Browns Point Light

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Browns Point Light
Browns Point Lighthouse.jpg
Browns Point Lighthouse in 1991
Browns Point Light is located in Washington (state)
Browns Point Light
Location Browns Point, Washington
Coordinates 47°18′21.3″N 122°26′39.4″W / 47.305917°N 122.444278°W / 47.305917; -122.444278Coordinates: 47°18′21.3″N 122°26′39.4″W / 47.305917°N 122.444278°W / 47.305917; -122.444278
Year first constructed 1887
Year first lit 1933 (current tower)
Automated 1963
Foundation Concrete
Construction Concrete
Tower shape Square without lantern
Height 34 feet (10 m) (38 feet (12 m) above sea level)
Current lens VRB-25
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Flashing white light every 5s, Light obscured from 217° to 002°. HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si).

The Browns Point Lighthouse is located in Browns Point, Washington near Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington.

The original lighthouse station was designed by Carl Leick and completed in 1887. The current structure was built in 1933 and automated in 1963.

The lighthouse and the nearby keeper's cottage are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Points Northeast Historical Society rents out the keeper's cottage, and the renter serves as an honorary "light keeper" and opens the lighthouse for tours on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

The Society also operates two museums by the lighthouse. The History Center features changing historical exhibits, and the Boat House Museum displays a replica surfboat and maritime artifacts.

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