Burrows Island Light


Burrows Island Light

Infobox Lighthouse


caption =
location = Burrows Island, Washington
coordinates = coord|48|28|41|N|122|42|49|W|region:US_type:landmark
yearlit = 1906
automated = 1972
yeardeactivated =
foundation = Stone
construction = Wood
shape = White Square tower on fog signal building
height = 34 ft (57 feet above sea level)
lens = Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed)
range = 9 nm
characteristic = Flashing white light every 6s. Emergency light Iso W 6s, operates at reduced intensity. HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si).
The Burrows Island Light on Burrows Island near the Rosario Strait in Washington was first lit on April 1, 1906. The Daboll trumpet fog signal blew the next year for 329 hours. The 34-foot square tower is attached to the fog signal building and once held a fourth-order Fresnel lens. The wood framed lighthouse stands nears the island’s shoreline, which is mostly sharp, rocky drop-offs. Automated in 1972, the Fresnel lens was replaced with modern optics and a helicopter landing at the former site of the keeper’s house

References

* [http://www.uscg.mil/history/weblighthouses/LHWA.asp United States Coast Guard - Historic Light Station Information & Photography - Washington]
* [http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/light/burrows.htm National Park Service - Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Burrows Island Light]


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