May 1, 2011

Marker for Browns Point Lighthouse

Sue reads an interpretive marker for the Browns Point Lighthouse. It starts out:

"The United States Lighthouse Service hung an acetylene, white light, lens lantern from a post on this site December 12, 1887. A light keeper rowed out to Browns Point from Tacoma once a week to change the wick and clean and polish the lantern. The light guided ships and boats coming into Commencement Bay until the two-story wood frame lighthouse was built in 1903. The first light keeper Oscar Brown began his first day of duty on October 26, 1903."

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