Lighthouse Tour of Puget Sound 2006

Group in front of Mukilteo Lighthouse


Captain Gene Davis
Director of the Coast Guard Museum in Washington
Interprets a display of Artifacts for society members


Original 4th Order Fresnel Lens from the New Dungeness Light Station on display at the Coast Guard Museum in Washington


Washington State Lighthouse License Plate Program
A great way to raise money for lighthouse preservation


U.S. Lighthouse Society Members make their way to the West Point Light Station
Note the 4th Order Fresnel Lens still in the Lantern Housing and the classic Fog Signal Horns on the roof, to the left


Toni, Will & Diana at the top of the Mukilteo Lighthouse, where a Fixed 4th Order Fresnel Lens still serves as a navigational aid


Society members from the Chesapeake Bay Chapter, standing on the front porch of Mukilteo's beautifully restored Keeper's Quarters
From Left, Jerry Waters, Marie Vincent and Alma & Tony Pasek


Society members were offered the opportunity to take a number of Washington State Ferries as part of the Puget Sound Tour



U.S. Lighthouse Society members form a photo line at Lime Kilm Light Station


Lime Kilm docent gives U.S. Lighthouse Society members a brief history of the station


Roger & Betty Johnson take a break at Lime Kilm


Clarice Powers at the top of Lime Kilm


Members take a short hike along a costal trail to the Cattle Point Lighthouse


"The Thinker"
Jerry Waters contemplates life at Deception Pass


Docent at Admiralty Head Light Station gives U.S. Lighthouse Society members an in-depth presentation about the history of the lighthouse & surrounding area
Note that the presentation was made atop a historic canon platform


Gary, our fearless coach driver
After climbing to the top of Admiralty Head


It helps knowing people in High Places!
Pictured here are Clarice Powers and her grandson Dave Surface, Captain of the vessel "Klickitat"
Providing the society members with a tour of the vessels wheel room


Point Wilson Light Station from afar


Society members hitching a ride to Point Wilson Light Station


Patty Skommesa getting her passport stamped at Point Wilson Light Station, by one of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Docents


Society members inspect Point Wilson, where the exterior deck of the Light Station was opened for our group


Johan VanNimwegen, President of the New Dungeness Group, makes final arrangements for our cruise


Luxurious accomidations were provided on the vessel that the society chartered to cruise to the New Dungeness Light Station
Enroute, Johan gave society members a brief history


Special guests from left, Jim Braun & Chaz Nicklin, in the cabin just before the cruise to New Dungeness Light Station


U.S. Lighthouse Society members getting their cameras ready as we approach New Dungeness Light Station in Sequim, Washington


Shari Atkinson searches for Orcas on the way to New Dungeness


Toni Rosatti having a great time on her first tour with the society


Making our way to Point No Point Light Station


Co-Tour Leader Elinor DeWire and her husband John at Point No Point


Lee McCoy gives some pointers to a local fisherman at Point No Point


Patti & Jim Braun check out a chart of Puget Sound at Point No Point Light Station


The U.S. Lighthouse Society members were offered a special opportunity to tour the Skunk Bay Lighthouse, now part of a private association, and moved to its present location from Smith Island, Washington
Note the USLHS Fog Bell and Striker


Society members line up to take photos of the Skunk Bay Lighthouse


From left, Leaman Sullivan & Jeff Atkinson share a panoramic view from one of the voyages across Puget Sound


More members enjoying cruising Puget Sound



US Lighthouse Society Official "Gusto Girls"
From left, Mary Wheeler, Linda Tisdale & Clarice Powers…coming soon to a city near you


A beautiful day at the Point Robinson Lighthouse


Pat Van Orsdale takes a breather at Point Robinson Lighthouse


Toni, at the top of Point Robinson Lighthouse, standing next to the Fixed 5th Order Fresnel Lens, which is still in use, while Wil Cesanek takes a stroll around the exterior deck


Mount Rainier


A sunny afternoon at Brown's Point Light Station


Society members standing on the front porch of the restored Keeper's Dwelling at Brown's Point
From left, Mary Wheeler, Diana Carter, Betty Chenoweth & Jean Friedman


Don Carter exits the Keeper's Dwelling at Brown's Point


An exact replica of a U.S. Life Saving Service Boat on display at Brown's Point Light Station


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