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Alki Point Light

Location: Alki Peninsula across Elliott Bay from Seattle near Seattle, WA
Photo by: Coast Guard News
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About Alki Point Light

The location of the light is Alki Peninsula across Elliott Bay from Seattle. The nearest city is Seattle, WA. The station was first established in 1887. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1913.

The lighthouse is a white octagonal tower attached to a building.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 39 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 15 nautical miles. The tower height is 35 ft. The light has a period of 5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-16915 (U.S.)
Identification number: G4890 (International)

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 5 second period, the light is on for less than 2.5 then off for more than 2.5.

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