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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Vigie Lighthouse, Castries, St. Lucia

The Vigie Lighthouse is located atop a hill on the Vigie Peninsula just north of the main harbour area of Castries, St. Lucia. A station was established at this point in 1883 and the current lighthouse dates to 1914. The light is an 11 metre cylindrical tower with gallery and is white with red trim. While they keep the lighthouse painted, it is not in great condition with all the glass missing from the gallery. Light is active. A small house adjacent to the lighthouse is used for communications for the port authority.  Photos were taken in November 2019.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Astoria Lower Range Front Light, Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Lower Range Front Light is located on the riverfront of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon just East of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. It is a metal skeletal tower with a beacon on a concrete piling base. The current light was constructed in 2011 to replace a former light that was destroyed by fire. Photos taken in September 2018.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lighthouse Point, Point Roberts, Washington

This aid to navigation is located in Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, Washington. It is  25 foot tall skeletal tower with a beacon and diamond shaped daymarker. It is at the southwest point of Point Roberts which is a point of land in the US that juts out from Canada at Tsawwassen, B.C. It is part of Whatcom County, Washington, although is detached from the main part of the county and one must enter Canada and then reenter the US to access it. A society is working with the US Coast Guard to build a proper lighthouse on this site. Photos taken in May 2018.