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Destruction Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Destruction Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Destruction Island

State: WA
Year established: 1891
Latitude: 47 deg 40 min 28 sec N
Longitude: 124 deg 29 min 7 sec W
Height above sea level: 147 feet

Original construction:
current 94-ft conical brick-lined iron tower

automated in 1968

Light characteristic:
flashes white every 10 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles, horn: 1 blast every 30 seconds, lasts 3 seconds

More information:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security / United States Coast Guard, Light List, Volume 6 Pacific Coast and Pacific Islands, Pacific Coast and Outlying Pacific Islands, (Washington, DC: GPO, 2004), p. 9