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West Point Light

 
Location: Elliot Bay near Seattle, WA

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About West Point Light

The location of the light is Elliot Bay. The nearest city is Seattle, WA. The station was first established in 1881. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1881.

The tower has alternating white and red lights at a focal plane height of 27 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 16 nautical miles. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-16800 (U.S.)

RANGE:
White 16 nautical miles.
Red 13 nautical miles.

Fog signal: HORN: 1 every 10s, activated for 30 minutes by keying a mike 5 times on VHF channel 78A.

Light Pattern: 0.1 sec White flash 4.9 sec eclipsed 0.1 sec Red flash 4.9 sec eclipsed.

An 'alternating' light is a light showing different colors as it rotates. So in the 10 second period, the light alternates between white and red every 5 seconds.

West Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 16, 1977, reference number 77001336.

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