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Preservation of Mukilteo's iconic light station | Muk Revisited


Last updated 2/23/2022 at 1:11pm

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Historical Society

Light Station buildings with rock sea wall and dock, ca. 1932

Lighthouses serve as beacons of hope and strength throughout the world and the Mukilteo community is fortunate to have our own.

The lighthouse tower houses the Fourth Order Fresnel lens, the only active one in Washington state and one of few remaining on the west coast. The citizens of our community have a robust history of defending the light station and lens.

In 1960, there was a threat to take the lens out of the tower and residents protested so strongly that it remains in place today. During a roof replacement years ago, there was a community response over the roof color being the wr...

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