Today’s City Daily Photo theme challenge is “landmark” and one of Sequim’s oldest and most distinctive is the New Dungeness Lighthouse. Opened in 1857 it guides maritime traffic away from the hazard of Dungeness Spit which juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The lighthouse is a five mile walk down the Dungeness Spit beach. Most people see it at a distance from land. But the New Dungeness Lighthouse Association, which maintains the station, supports a program that allows weeklong stays for volunteer lighthouse keepers (including transport in a four wheel vehicle). Volunteers stay in the Keeper’s Quarters, the building to the right, do light maintenance, and offer tours to visitors who’ve made the long walk to the lighthouse.
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