Point Wilson Lighthouse

Carol Bailey-White

Jacksonville, United States

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Another shot from a few years ago, this is the Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, Washington. PTguide.com says: “First established in 1879, the light was originally on top of the lighthouse keeper’s house. The name of the light and the point it stands on comes from Captain George Vancouver, who first sighted the point in May of 1792. In 1913 the present distinctive structure was built. The fixed white light with a red flash every 20 seconds comes from a 1000 watt bulb through a rotating fourth-order Fresnel lens. The light has a range of sixteen miles. Before electricity, the light was produced by an oil lamp which is said to have burned three gallons of oil a night. The first lightkeeper at Point Wilson was David M. Littlefield, a civil war veteran who lived in Port Townsend for several years.”

The framing of the lighthouse by the trees really makes this shot. Hope you like it! :)

09.18.2011

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