Lighthouse Restoration Projects

Lighthouse license plates make restoration possible

Every Washington Lighthouse license plate purchased makes a huge difference in our ability to keep the state’s historic lighthouses restored and preserved.

Since 2009, Lighthouse Environmental Programs has awarded $200,000 in grants to help fund the following projects:

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Admiralty Head

  • 2009 – 2010 Interpretive panel displays
  • 2010 – 2012 Installation of historically accurate lantern house, built by students and volunteers
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  • 2013 rotation of 4th order Fresnel lens
  • 2014 Development of Fort Casey video
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Browns Point Lighthouse

  • 2008 Restore trim in keepers cottage
  • 2010 Replace roof on light keepers quarters
  • 2011 Frames and sashes for historic class windows
  • Keepers cottage back porch replacement
  • 5th Order Fresnel lens restoration
  • 2015 Restore original oil house
  • 2016 Oil house roof
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Burrows Island Lighthouse

  • 2011 Stabilize roof, windows and improve safety
  • 2012 North duplex porch repairs
  • 2013 Restore boathouse to make it habitable
  • 2014 Keepers’ quarters roof repair and preparation
  • 2016 Duplex restoration
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Grays Harbor Lighthouse

  • 2008 Historical structures report
  • 2009 Replace chariot wheels on first order lens
  • 2010 Complete repair of chariot wheels on first order lens
  • 2015-2016 Fabricate, finish and install watch room exterior door
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Lime Kiln Lighthouse

  • 2012 Replacement of lighthouse steel entry door
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Mukelteo

  • 2016 Windows restored
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North Head Lighthouse

  • 2010 Oil house gutter project
  • 2012 Lighthouse outer vestibule door reconstruction
  • 2013 Lighthouse inner vestibule door project
  • 2014 Interior door replacement
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New Dungeness Lighthouse

  • 2009 Industrial pump system for sewage handling
  • 2012 2011 Replace and upgrade domestic water system
  • 2012 Barn gutter project
  • 2014 Demolition, repair and reconstruction of Keepers House front porch
  • 2015 Clean and paint lighthouse tower
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North Head Lighthouse

  • 2010 Oil house gutter project
  • 2012 Lighthouse outer vestibule door reconstruction
  • 2013 Lighthouse inner vestibule door project
  • 2014 Interior door replacement
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Patos Island Lighthouse

  • 2009 Museum and portable displays
  • 2013 Interpretive training library box
  • 2016 Educational exhibit
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Point No Point Lighthouse

  • 2011 Stabilize roof, windows and improve safety
  • 2012 North duplex porch repairs
  • 2013 Restore boathouse to make it habitable
  • 2014 Keepers’ quarters roof repair and preparation
  • 2016 Duplex restoration
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Swiftsure Lightship

  • 2008 Electrical rigging and smokestack repairs
  • 2013 Skylight window and frame repair
  • 2016 Cooks gallery restoration
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Turn Point Lighthouse

  • 2009 Electrical wiring updated
  • 2011 Repair mule barn, stairway and hayloft
  • 2012 Oil shed restoration
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  • 2013 Fog watch building window replacement
  • 2014 Asbestos tile removal, and restoration of original flooring in the Head Keepers Quarters
  • 2015 Restore three doors on the fog room
  • 2016 Restoration of floors and counters in keepers unit #2
The Interim Report on Lighthouse Projects for 2016 (approx. 45 kbytes) can be obtained here.