Cattle Point Light

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Cattle Point Light
Cattle Point Light.jpg
Cattle Point Light after removal of its lantern
Cattle Point Light is located in Washington (state)
Cattle Point Light
Location San Juan Island, Washington
Coordinates 48°27′02″N 122°57′48″W / 48.4506°N 122.9633°W / 48.4506; -122.9633Coordinates: 48°27′02″N 122°57′48″W / 48.4506°N 122.9633°W / 48.4506; -122.9633
Year first lit 1888 (current tower 1935)
Foundation Surface
Construction Concrete
Tower shape Octagonal
Height 34 feet (10 m)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed)

Cattle Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse on San Juan Island, in the Haro Straits of Washington. Its first light was a lens lantern on a post erected in 1888. In 1921, the US Navy installed a radio compass station.

The modern 34-foot (10 m), octagonal, concrete tower on Cattle Point was erected in 1935. The lighthouse received a temporary makeover in 1984, when it was used as a backdrop for an Exxon television commercial.

As of 2013, the light is part of the San Juan Islands National Monument.[1]