Did You Know: Grays Harbor Lighthouse

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Every month, Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate features a lighthouse. These lighthouses have guided many a captain safely to port. These magnificent beacons and their operators are an important fabric of American industry and we simply love to share their stories.

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

The 107-foot Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport, Wash., is the tallest lighthouse in the state and was first lit in June 1898.

The beacon originally was lit with a third-order clamshell Fresnel lens, which had alternating red and light flashes that could be seen for 16 miles at sea. Today the beacon is lit with a smaller light that is powered by a 35-watt bulb.

When the lighthouse was built it was about 400 feet from the Pacific Ocean. However, today the lighthouse is about 3,000 feet from the shore, thanks to accretion, mostly from a jetty system that was put in the entrance of Grays Harbor.

For more information, visit the Grays Harbor Lighthouse Facebook page or the Westport Maritime Museum’s website.

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We are very passionate about lighthouses. With today’s technology and services such as GPS there isn’t the same need for actual lighthouses that there once was. Having said that, when times are most difficult and the stormy seas erupt, it is not uncommon for electronics and communications to be knocked out of commission. Even today, a captain in distress will seek out the lighthouse on shore for clear direction and safe harbor.

We love the lighthouse analogy for commercial real estate. Captains of industry, even with the most thought out plans and experience, can find themselves in troubled seas. Uncertainty in life can arrive at any occasion. Our mission at Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate is to be that clear beacon of hope and trust that you need when clear direction is needed most. Your business life may depend on the commercial real estate decisions you make.

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