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West Point Lighthouse under moonlight at Discovery Park

The West Point Lighthouse at Discovery Park Seattle WA. Situated at the end of a low, half-mile-long, sandy point, which extends into Puget Sound from the base of Magnolia Bluff, West Point Lighthouse still sends out alternating red and white flashes, but a modern beacon has taken over the function from the historic fourth-order Fresnel lens that is still mounted in the lantern room. The panels attached to alternate bull's-eye panels in the L. Sautter, Lemonnier, et Cie. Fresnel lens to produce the red flashes reduced the visibility of the would-be white beams from nineteen to sixteen miles.

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  • Uploaded on December 22, 2012
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    by Deodato Lourenḉo
    • Taken on 2012/12/21 00:03:00