The woman in the lighthouse
Marine monitors protect sea creatures from construction work
Last updated 12/18/2019 at 11:45am
Residents have expressed concern after seeing a person wandering around the Mukilteo Lighthouse lately. Yes, there has been someone inside the lighthouse. No, it is not an intruder.
Her name is Bridget Macchione, and she is a marine mammal monitor. She uses the elevation of the lighthouse to look for protected species in the water during construction of the new Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal project.
"Every now and then, someone notices that I'm standing here," she said. "It's pretty obvious when someone is up here."
Macchione is there to monitor the water when crews are pile-driving an...