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Point Robinson Light

Location: the northeast end of Point Robinson near Vashon, WA
Photo by: J. Walsh
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

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About Point Robinson Light

The location of the light is the northeast end of Point Robinson. The nearest city is Vashon, WA. The station was first established in 1885. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1915.

The lighthouse is a octagonal tower with attached dwelling.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 40 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 9 nautical miles. The light has a period of 12 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-17070 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1978.

Light Pattern:
1.0s fl, 1.0s ec.
1.0s fl, 9.0s ec.

On pedestal outside of cupola. White octagonal tower with red roof, attached to white square building.

HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl). HORN is activated by keying the mic 5 times on VHF-FM Channel 81A (157.075MHz). HORN will operate for 30 minutes.

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 12 second period, the light is on for less than 6 then off for more than 6.

Point Robinson Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 21, 2004, reference number 04000359.

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