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Posted on: July 27, 2015

15-051 Celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Fort Casey Historical State Park

OLYMPIA – July 27, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate National Lighthouse Day at Admiralty Head Lighthouse on Whidbey Island.

The event, organized by the Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the lighthouse in Fort Casey Historical State Park, 1280 Engle Rd., Coupeville. (Directions: The celebration will include live music from the Oak Harbor High School Chorus and the Kent-based Root 5 Americana Band. The event will also include waste-free activities for kids and interpretive beach walks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.

For more information about the National Lighthouse Day celebration at Fort Casey, contact Sharon Sharpe, (360) 678-1186 or

Aug. 7 is the official National Lighthouse Day, designated by Congress in 1989. More information about National Lighthouse Day is on the American Lighthouse Foundation website at: 

About Fort Casey and Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Fort Casey Historical State Park is one of three forts built in the late 1800s to protect the northern Puget Sound as part of the National Coast Defense System. The parks features historic artillery posts and gun batteries, a short hiking trail, two boat launches, beaches, camping, an underwater dive park and an amphitheater for outdoor presentations and performances. The center fixture of the park is the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, which was built in 1903. Visitors can climb the narrow, steep staircase to the top of the lighthouse and take in sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. More information about the park is here:

About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

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Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit

Media contacts:
Sharon Sharpe, (360) 678-1186
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388



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