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GRAYS HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE

The Grays Harbor Lighthouse stands at the southwest end of
Westport.  It is the tallest lighthouse in Washington state with
a 135 step climb to the top.  It was completed in 1898 and
originally lit by a kerosene lamp that had to be refilled every
two hours.  Each day the keeper would clean the lens and the
windows.  The lens mechanism floated in a bed of mercury,
which nobody knew at the time was so poisonous.

Today the lighthouse is completly automated with a couple
halogen lights.  The old and new lights give off the same
pattern of red and white lights at a designated interval.  This
light's pattern means "safe harbor nearby" - Grays Harbor.  
This information would also appear on navigation charts.

The docent gives an excellent tour, but they close at 4:00pm,
so get there early.

See LighthouseFriends.com:
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=117

by Bob Kelly
bobkelly1964@yahoo.com
http://www.BobsPacificBeachHouse.com
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