Wood Lighthouse

 

The theme for Cee’s B&W Challenge this week is things made of wood. The Mukilteo Lighthouse is unusual because it’s constructed of wood, local fir to be exact, rather than stone. Probably because it’s extremely short as light houses go, so wood was considered the most practical option.

 

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    • Yeah, most of our Washington State lighthouses aren’t the giant towers like around the Great Lakes and on the east coast. I think this one is the stubbiest, but several others are compact like this. I might be remembering wrong, but I think one other lighthouse in Washington is also wood.

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    • It helps that we don’t get much extreme weather here. Our winters are mild for being this far north, we have lots of rainy days but very few with 2 or more inches in 24 hours. Even our thunderstorms are mild. Our worst weather is what we call Big Blows, mid-latitude cyclones with low pressure centers and lots of wind. They’ve sunk portions of two of our floating bridges in the past. But the really big ones only happen about every 10 years, give or take.

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