Lighthouse at Fort Worden by rocamiadesign

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This is the lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. It’s a great place to visit, with the WWI bunkers, an aquarium, the Fort Museum, the green where people gather to fly kites and the beach, where you can rent kayaks.

This is the lighthouse located at Fort Worden state park, in Port Townsend Washington. The water you see is part of the Juan de Fuca Strait that forms part of the border between the US and Canada. To the right side of the lighthouse is the beginning of Puget Sound.

Fort Worden is an U.S. Army base-turned state park that was constructed over a 56 year course from 1897 until it was closed as an army base in 1953. It was built right on the edge of the water to serve as a means to defend Puget sound against naval based attacks.

“Admiralty Inlet was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound in the 1890s that three forts, Fort Worden, Fort Flagler, and Fort Casey, were built at the entrance with huge guns creating a “Triangle of Fire” that could theoretically thwart any invasion attempt by sea. Fort Worden, on the Quimper Peninsula, at the extreme northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, sits on a bluff near Port Townsend, anchoring the northwest side of the triangle.

Fort Worden was one of three artillery installations built around Admiralty Inlet at the beginning of the 20th century to protect Puget Sound from hostile naval activity. Though its guns never fired a hostile shot and were removed during World War I for use in Europe, Fort Worden was used for training a variety of military personnel and for other defense purposes. These three posts, established in the late 1890s, became the first line of a fortification system known as the “Triangle of Fire” and were designed to prevent a hostile fleet from reaching such targets as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett." ~ Wikipedia.org.

I’m uploading this for the Lighthouse challenge, in the Beach, River and Lake Treasures group.

Shaun

Make: NIKON
Model: COOLPIX P80
Shutter Speed: 10/1264 second
Aperture: F/5.6
Focal Length: 19 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Taken: Sep 18, 2008, 5:04:22 PM

Comments

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 4 years ago

    This is on my list of places I want to visit. Great capture!

  • Thank-you!

    Shaun

    – rocamiadesign

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    This is such a pretty place. I hope to move somewhere near a coastline when we retire. x

  • I was born in Port Townsend and Fort Worden was our favorite place to hang out. It is beautiful there.

    Shaun

    – rocamiadesign

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 4 years ago

    Wonderful place. :)

  • Thanks!

    Shaun

    – rocamiadesign

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    A great feeling of spaciousness and freedom in this picture!

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