Point Robinson Lighthouse


photos by Linda Hudson

Anacortes, Washington 98221

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About Point Robinson Lighthouse

Meet Captain Joe Wubbold of the Keepers of Point Robinson

Point Robinson has a major distinction among Washington lighthouses: it was featured in a children’s Christmas story by Berkeley Breathed, called The Red Ranger Came Calling.

Located on a sandy beach at the northeast corner of Maury Island in Puget Sound, Point Robinson Lighthouse is at the halfway point between Seattle and Tacoma. It used to be accessible only by boat or bridge at high tide. But in 1925, a paved road was built on a strip of land connecting Maury Island with Vashon Island.

Because the lighthouse was so close to larger towns, being a keeper here was highly coveted. You can feel what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper at Point Robinson by renting one of the keeper’s quarters through the Vashon Park District.

Proceeds from the sale of Washington Lighthouse license plates will help keep Point Robinson Lighthouse shining, and support the maintenance efforts of the Vashon Park District.

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