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Mukilteo light shines brighter


Last updated 2/13/2019 at Noon

Chad Kaiser cleaning the fourth order Fresnel lens on display in lighthouse lobby.

Mariners may notice the Mukilteo Lighthouse beacon shining brighter as a result of cleaning its historic Fresnel lens two weeks ago. Mukilteo has the only active, Fresnel-lens-equipped lighthouse in Washington state.

The Mukilteo Historical Society engaged the services of Chad Kaiser, general manager of the New Dungeness Light Station Association, to clean both the active lens in the tower and a display lens in the Mukilteo Lighthouse lobby.

These historic lenses are quite fragile and require special care when cleaning. Only a Coast Guard-approved technician is allowed to work on the acti...

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