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BROWNS POINT LIGHT

State: WASHINGTON
Location: COMMENCEMENT BAY E. ENTRANCE / PUGET SOUND
Nearest City: TACOMA
County: PIERCE
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1887


Browns Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1991
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1933
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SQUARE W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 34
  • Original Optic: 375 MM
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: VRB 25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1997
  • Height of Focal Plane: 38
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1903
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: NEOCLASSICAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, BOATHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/CITY PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT OF TACOMA

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89000208
Name of Listing: BROWNS POINT LIGHTHOUSE & KEEPER'S COTTAGE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT IS EXPOSED ON TOWER



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