Port Townsend: Wanna lighthouse? Point Wilson to be declared ‘surplus property’

PORT TOWNSEND — The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to formally declare the Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park a surplus property “any day now,” according to one official.

The surplus designation could open the way for Washington State Parks or a nonprofit organization to acquire the picturesque, 91-year-old beacon that towers over Admiralty Inlet.

The Coast Guard has affirmed that it no longer has a use for the lighthouse, and now the rest of the federal Department of Homeland Security must declare that it also has no need for the structure, said Patricia Duff, lighthouse disposal coordinator for the Coast Guard’s Pacific Maintenance Logistics Command.

Components of Homeland Security, in addition to the Coast Guard, range from the Customs Service to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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