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NORTH HEAD LIGHT

State: WASHINGTON
Location: NORTH OF MOUTH TO COLUMBIA RIVER
Nearest City: ILWACO
County: PACIFIC
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1898


North Head Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 2000
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1898
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1961
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: DRESSED STONE W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER, RED ROOF
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1898
  • Present Optic: VRB-25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1999
  • Height of Focal Plane: 194
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIRST ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT FORT CANBY INTERPRETIVE CENTER; FOURTH ORDER AT COLUMBIA MARITIME MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: ASSISTANT KEEPERS (DUPLEX), 2 GARAGES, CISTERN, 2 OIL HOUSES, STORAGE BUILDING, CHICKEN COUP

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK/TWO OF KEEPERS USED AS VACATION RENTALS

Owner/Manager: WASHINGTON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #75001864
Name of Listing: CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT HISTORIC DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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