Mukilteo Lighthouse

The Seattle UrbanSketchers met at the Mukilteo Lighthouse on a cool, foggy morning this past Sunday. Surprisingly, the lighthouse is rather diminutive, only 38 feet tall and constructed of wood. It began operations in 1906 to guide ships on their way to Everett, Washington, as well as those traveling up Possession Sound and the Saratoga Passage.


Because the lighthouse grounds didn’t open until noon, I walked along the beach at low tide, and climbed up on some rocks until I could capture this view from the top of the seawall.

The Mukilteo Light Station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and is now maintained by the Mukilteo Historical Society, although the navigational equipment is still maintained by the Coast Guard.