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Point Wilson Lighthouse
25-AUG-2011

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Today, a computer, located at the Coast Guard Air Station at Port Angeles, maintains the light. The keepers' quarters were occupied by Coast Guard personnel until 2000. During the winters of 2005 and 2006, high winds and waves pummeled the low-lying lighthouse property flooding the basement of the keepers' dwelling and ripping the fog horn from its soundwall. The State of Washington has considered purchasing the property from the Coast Guard and combining it with nearby Fort Worden State Park, however, in 2007 the scheduled review of this proposal was delayed. Moving the lighthouse and associated buildings, which will likely cost between $3 and $5 million dollars, is considered the only long-term solution for saving the station. In the meantime, the Coast Guard is filling in the holes that have developed in the wall of rock armor that has been built around the point.
one red flash during the occultation. The light was automated in 1976.

Nikon D700
1/180s f/11.0 at 48.0mm iso200 hide exif
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Date/Time25-Aug-2011 11:47:32
MakeNikon
ModelNIKON D700
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Focal Length48 mm
Exposure Time1/180 sec
Aperturef/11
ISO Equivalent200
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Metering Modematrix (5)
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Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
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