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.

For more information on restoring and maintaining lighthouses check out this page.

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.