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By Al Friedrich
Mukilteo Historical Society Treasurer 

What's up with the yellow tape?


Last updated 10/2/2019 at 12:52pm

Mukilteo Historical Society

USCG vendors replacing the antenna and wooden pole.

Good news! The yellow caution tape surrounding an area of the Mukilteo Light Station (MLS) is finally gone. But wait, why all the fuss?

A casual glance skyward would have revealed a broken antenna atop the wooden pole. Now the antenna has been replaced and the yellow caution tape is no more, not to mention all the orange safety cones.

We know the MLS is home to two active United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aides to Navigation. The first, a light encased in a Fresnel Lens which was made by opticians in Paris, France in 1852. Visible for 10-12 miles on a clear night, the signature flash is eve...

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