Sitting in the northeast corner of the United States of America, the state of Washington is home to more than 20 lighthouses that are still standing to this very day. Something that is unique about the locations of the different lighthouses in this state is that all of them are generally in the same area of the state. When looking at other states with so many lighthouses, quite often they are spread out all over the place; but since this is not the case with Washington lighthouses… it is typically easier to visit all of the light stations in a shorter period of time since they are not spread out all over the state.
One of the most important reasons why so many of the lighthouses in Washington are still standing is because the support that the state receives comes from both the people that live there, but also the state itself. Tremendous effort has been put into preserving the lighthouses in this state so much so that there is even a state issued license plate that one can request to put on their vehicles. These 2 means of support when coupled with the time, attention, and resources provided by the Washington Lighthouse Association likely will result in these structures standing for many years to come. You will notice that while many of the lighthouses in this states are owned and operated by the US Coast Guard, there are also quite a few that are owned by individuals and preservation organizations. Be sure to let us know of any adjustments or updates that you notice need to be corrected here on the website; thanks ahead of time for your support in this regard.