While advanced technology is now at the core of modern ship navigation, our 19th-century lighthouses still play a vital role in guiding ships along Washington’s coastline. And they remain important symbols of the state’s maritime heritage.
Lighthouses draw thousands of visitors, history buffs, storytellers and artists every year. That’s why they are worth preserving for generations to come.
Hundreds of enthusiasts and community volunteers give generously of their time and money to preserve, protect and sustain our coastal treasures. We know not everyone can do that. However…
there is one simple thing you can do to help keep Washington lighthouses shining
Proceeds from the sales of license plates fund restoration projects, community education efforts and volunteer training, all under the umbrella of Lighthouse Environmental Programs.