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USLHS Historian Video #6 – Destruction Island, Washington

The federal government considered putting a lighthouse on Destruction Island, about three miles off the Washington coast, as early as the mid-1800s. As shipping along this part of the coast increased, there were several shipwrecks around Destruction Island in 1888-1889 alone. A lighthouse was built between 1889 and 1891. Here is its story.

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