Just 2 more 2011 weekends to tour Alki Point Lighthouse

If you’ve never toured historic Alki Point Lighthouse – your chances for this year are running out. Liesbet T. shared photos after a tour last weekend, and pointed out that this weekend and the next weekend are your last chances in 2011 to take the free 1-4 pm Saturdays/Sundays tour.

That’s the northward view from the top of the 98-year-old lighthouse – two other angles, and a few interior sights, ahead:

That photo shows the view west to Bainbridge Island; below, you would be looking south toward Lincoln Park:

And here, you are looking down onto the staircase that goes to the top of the lighthouse – only four people allowed at a time (half-ton limit):

Matthew White and Will Winter were tour hosts last weekend, on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Matthew is on the team again this weekend. The lantern you see is just like the first one ever used at the lighthouse, Liesbet points out:

Again, your last four chances to tour the lighthouse this year are 1-4 pm this Saturday and Sunday and next Saturday and Sunday. If somehow you’ve never been there – take Alki Avenue as far west as it goes, to the tip of Alki Point.

7 Replies to "Just 2 more 2011 weekends to tour Alki Point Lighthouse"

  • will o' wisp August 20, 2011 (9:12 am)

    The lantern is like the one first used. Go to the lighthouse to hear the story of what happened to the first lantern used at the Alki lighthouse.


    • WSB August 20, 2011 (9:43 am)

      Thanks, Will. I was thinking it looked a bit spry for that alleged age … TR

  • will o\' wisp August 20, 2011 (10:52 am)

    I think the lantern is of the same vintage – it has the same model number. The story of what happened to the original is interesting. You just have to go on the tour to hear the story.


  • Cam (Winter) August 20, 2011 (11:48 am)

    I’ll do the tour just to check out the help…

  • sc August 20, 2011 (2:27 pm)

    In the view looking northward you can see the new house that replaced the one that was there before. It looks like it fits the scale of the neighborhood. Glad to see it’s not a McMansion!

  • Marcia August 27, 2011 (11:24 am)

    Why is this the last chance to tour the lighthouse? Is there not going to be anymore tours at all? We did tour it a few years ago, and went up to the top, which was very special.

    • WSB August 27, 2011 (1:30 pm)

      Last chance *this year*. They do the tours just during the summer months. – TR

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