Point Wilson Light

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Point Wilson Light
Pt Townsend, WA lighthouse 01.jpg
Point Wilson Lighthouse
Point Wilson Light is located in Washington (state)
Point Wilson Light
Location On a point of land between Juan de Fuca Strait and Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend, Washington
Coordinates 48°8′39″N 122°45′14″W / 48.14417°N 122.75389°W / 48.14417; -122.75389Coordinates: 48°8′39″N 122°45′14″W / 48.14417°N 122.75389°W / 48.14417; -122.75389
Year first constructed 1879
Year first lit 1879
Height 51 feet (16 m)
ARLHS number USA 1318
Point Wilson Lighthouse
Area less than one acre
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 71000870[1]
Added to NRHP March 24, 1971

The Point Wilson Light was built in 1913 by the United States Lighthouse Service. At a height of 51 feet (16 m), the beacon is the tallest on Puget Sound, marking the entrance to Admiralty Inlet. The lighthouse replaced an earlier wooden light tower built in 1879 on the roof of the station keeper's house.

The Point Wilson Lighthouse, located in Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend, Washington, is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Washington State Heritage Register. It is one of the most important navigational aids in Washington, a link connecting Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.[2][3]



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Point Wilson, WA, www.lighthousefriends.com, unknown date (accessed 20 January 2007)
  3. ^ The Point Wilson lighthouse, Jefferson County Historical Society, date unknown (accessed 20 January 2007)

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