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.
9005 Point No Point Road NE, Hanesville WA
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About Point No Point Lighthouse
The oldest lighthouse on the Puget Sound, Point No Point Lighthouse on the Kitsap Peninsula has been in continuous operation since 1879. Even its fourth-order Fresnel lens had a longer life than most, shining until 2006, when it was replaced with a modern beacon by the U.S. Coast Guard.
In 2009, the Coast Guard, owner of the lighthouse, handed its care to Kitsap County. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express provided a fund to rehabilitate the oil house, install new shingles around the base of the lantern room, hang a new front door, improve electrical lines, replace the lantern room glass, and refresh exterior walls. And the work continues.
Proceeds from the sale of Washington Lighthouse license plates have helped keep Point No Point Lighthouse shining with the following restoration projects:
- 2011 Stabilize leaking roof, $5,500
- 2012 Lantern room door hardware, $450
- 2013 Lighthouse keepers dwelling project, $5,860