25 Guiding Lights

We shine a spotlight on our favorite lighthouses from coast to coast.

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Matt Brown

Beautiful Vistas

Washington’s privately owned Dimick House is a replica of the 1906 MukilteoLighthouse on Puget Sound. Although it doesn’t have a beacon, this relatively young light (circa 1990) still has a 50-foot tower accessible by spiral staircase. The glassed-in viewing platform with wraparound outdoor deck provides sweeping views of Port Townsend and the mountains, water, and island beyond.

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