Coast Guard reviewing need for Mukilteo Lighthouse

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is conducting a study regarding the navigational necessity of the Mukilteo Lighthouse in Mukilteo, Wash.

The study is focused on determining the need for an active federal or private aid to navigation in the lighthouse based on waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency response plans, routine and emergency communication capabilities and future development projects.

The Coast Guard is soliciting local mariners for their comments and input.

The lighthouse’s beacon is a historic Fresnel lens which is currently owned and operated by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard would like to operate the lighthouse as a privately maintained aid to navigation by permit to a public or private entity.

Any mariner who desires to comment about or participate in a survey of the Mukilteo Lighthouse as a federal aid to navigation should contact Lt. Pat Marshall at (206) 220-7278 or email to patrick.a.marshall@uscg.mil.

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