Point Robinson Lighthouse
N 47° 23.287 W 122° 22.465
10T E 547214 N 5248485
Quick Description: Point Robinson Lighthouse on Maury Island
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 9:09:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM3J8X
The Point Robinson lightnouse is located on the NE end of Maury Island in Puget Sound. Maury Island used to be an island unto itself – at low tide a tiny spit of land connected it to Vashon Island, but at high tide that spit was under water. In 1925 the spit was built up and now a paved road connects the two islands. You’ll still need a boat to get here – Vashon Island is only accessible by ferry or a private boat.
Originally a fog signal station built in July 1885, Point Robinson began with only a steam whistle. In 1887 a fixed red light was added.
The lighthouse we see today was built in 1915. It has a 38-foot tower and a fifth-order Fresnel lens. This enabled the light to be seen from 12 miles away.
In 1978 the light was automated, eliminating the need for a light house keeper. Today the keeper’s house can be rented for vacations.
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse
Range Lights: Not listed
LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE VISIT: Not listed
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