Alki Point Lighthouse: No tours next weekend; history presentation coming up August 8 at Log House MuseumJuly 28, 2013 at 11:10 am | In West Seattle history, West Seattle news | Comments Off
(WSB photo from June 2013)
Alki Point Lighthouse fans, two things you should know: First, the U.S. Coast Guard asked us to let you know that the lighthouse will NOT open for tours next weekend (August 3-4) because of “heavy tasking during Seafair weekend.” You can still visit 1-4 pm today, or on a later August-weekend day.
Second, another chance to learn about lighthouse history: This is its centennial summer – you might recall the two-site celebration on June 1st, and the history presentation at the Alki Community Council‘s meeting back in May (WSB coverage here).
The UCCG Auxiliary volunteer who gave that presentation, Will Winter, will be at the Log House Museum on Thursday, August 8th, to tell you all about the lighthouse’s history – and it’s not just a rerun! Read on for full details from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:
(6/1/13 USCG photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama, showing Will Winter at right, awaiting a centennial medal to be presented by Rear Adm. Keith Taylor, who has since retired as USCG 13th District Commander)
Alki resident Will Winter, a member of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and of the all-volunteer U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will present a free program on the history of the lighthouse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the historical society’s Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W.
In addition, the historical society will present a new video about the centennial festivities for the Alki Lighthouse.
The historical society launched an enhanced exhibit on the lighthouse, “Alki Centennial Summer: From Lantern to Lighthouse,” on June 1, 2013, the 100th birthday of the lighthouse.
The exhibit will be on display through the summer and fall, leading to the historical society’s annual Champagne Gala Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave. S.W. The theme of the gala will be “Tripping the Lighthouse Fantastic.”
For more information, call 206-938-5293 or visit loghousemuseum.info.
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