Happening now: 2-location Alki Lighthouse centennial celebration

June 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm | In West Seattle history, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

Big day at the Alki Point Lighthouse – its 100th anniversary, and the first day of this year’s summer season of free 1-4 pm tours on Saturday and Sunday. Local US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers are the people who staff the lighthouse for those tours. Today, you can even see knot-tying demonstrated outside the gate:

Also till 4 pm, a celebration at the Log House Museum just half a mile away – including lighthouse coloring sheets for kids, which are being put up as they’re completed:

The now-famous handmade lighthouse cookies are ready and waiting at the museum too, while they last:

More photos and info to come, including our conversation with RADM Keith Taylor, who, as USCG 13th District commander, lives on the lighthouse grounds, but not for much longer, as he’s retiring later this month. (This’ll be a separate story on Sunday.)

2 Comments

  1. There were 186 visitors to the lighthouse on June 1. I lead several of the tours and had a fun time welcoming guest to the Alki Point Lighthouse.

    Docent Will

    Comment by will o wisp — 9:49 am June 2, 2013 #

  2. Thanks, Will!

    Comment by WSB — 11:00 am June 2, 2013 #

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