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Dofflemyer Point Light

Location: near Olympia, WA
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Dofflemyer Point Light

The nearest city is Olympia, WA. The station was first established in 1887. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1887.

The lighthouse is a white pyramidal tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 30 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 7 nautical miles. The tower height is 30 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-17400 (U.S.)
Identification number: G4952 (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 4 second period, the light is on for less than 2 then off for more than 2.

Dofflemyer Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 1995, reference number 93001339.

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