The Admiralty Head Lighthouse - Fort Casey, WA
The Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey is located in Fort Casey State Park near the town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island in Washington State's Puget Sound.
In 1858, the United States purchased 10 acres of land costing $400 for the location of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. In 1890, with construction of the fort, the light was relocated, relinquishing the building to the Army. The original lighthouse was demolished to make room for guns and soldiers in Fort Casey. The replacement lighthouse shown here was built in 1903. During its later occupancy by the Army, the lighthouse was used as a training facility for the K-9 dog program.
The lens has been removed and the lighthouse has since been restored by the Parks Commission and is being used as an interpretive center. There are massive gun batteries on the premises near the lighthouse.
As you can see, these two photos are labeled on the back, "Fort Casey Lighthouse, Wash State, 1906." They are from an album that formerly belonged to a photographer named McCarthy. He worked for the San Francisco Chronicle.
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