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By Peter Anderson
Mukilteo Historical Society 

Mukilteo's foghorn l Muk Revisited

 

November 6, 2019

Mukilteo Historical Society

Large Trumpet Foghorn at Mukilteo

Mukilteo's foghorn has a storied past. The lobby area where you now enter our historic lighthouse was once a fog signal building that was full of machinery needed to operate a large foghorn.

Our light station was originally equipped with a Cunningham eight-foot diaphragm foghorn operated by two air compressors. Its giant trumpet-style horn protruded from the back wall of the fog signal building, and its deep bass notes could be heard every 16 seconds up to eight miles away.

Later photos show smaller, twin trumpets attached midway up on the tower building. We might speculate that this conf...



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