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Puget Sound Washington - July 2018

The New Jersey Lighthouse trip for 2018 will be back to a typical lighthouse adventure, seeing lighthouses everyday. The trip will be to Washington State and the Puget Sound. The trip will start on Friday, July 13 with the Welcome to Dinner and end on Sunday, July 22 with your flight home. The trip will start and end in Seattle, Washington. We will visit or view 23 lighthouses and 1 lightship.


Our trip will start on Friday, July 13 with our Welcome to Dinner. The next morning we will visit the Lightship Sureswift and the Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center. Then it’s off to the Seattle waterfront where we will visit the Seattle Aquarium & Water Front and then you will have several hours on your own to explore the area and have lunch on your own. Afterwards we travel to the iconic Seattle Space Needle, the site of the 1962 Worlds Fair. Before returning to our hotel we will visit Boeing’s Museum of Flight.


Day 2: We head back to Seattle’s waterfront to board our boat to cruise Seattle’s harbor and the Puget Sound. This all day trip will go past the following lighthouses: Alki Point, West Point, Point No Point, Skunk Bay, Marrowstone Point and Bush Point.


Day 3: The next morning we leave the Seattle area and head toward the coast line. Our first stop will be the Browns Point Lighthouse. Then we take one of the local ferries to Vashon Island and visit the Point Robinson Lighthouse. Our next stop will be to photograph the Dofflemeyer Point Lighthouse in Olympia.


Day 4: Today we visit the Grays Harbor Lighthouse and the Westport Maritime Museum in Grays Harbor. After visiting we enter into Olympic National Park and its giant cedar trees. We’ll stop at the Rain Forest Resort Village to see the largest cedar tree in the world. Along the way to our over night stop in Forks we’ll stop for photos of the Destruction Island Lighthouse off shore.


Day 5: Is our highlight of the trip is a boat ride out to Cape Flattery Lighthouse Tatoosh Island for photos. We travel to the village of Neah Bay to board the boat. The boat can only hold 25 people so we have to do 2 trips. The group that is not on the boat will visit Makah Indian Nation Museum. Once everybody is back from the boat ride we head to the Olympic National Forest Visitor Center and, if time allows, we will spend some time traveling in the forest.


Day 6: Will start with a photo stop for the New Dungeness Lighthouse. It’s a 6 mile walk on the sand spit one way to the lighthouse, so it’s a photo stop from the shore. We then head to Fort Worden State Park and a visit to the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Afterward we will take another State of Washington Ferry across Admiralty Inlet and visit the Admiralty Head Lighthouse and Fort Casey State Park.


Day 7: Is another all day boat ride around the San Juan Islands. You will get the chance to photograph several hard to get island lighthouses and 2 Canadian lighthouses. We’ll see the following lighthouses: Burrows Island, Cattle Point, a distance shot of the Canadian Discovery Island Light, Lime Kiln, Turn Point, the Canadian Saturna Island and Patos Island.   


Day 8: Our last day of the trip we will visit the Mukilteo Lighthouse and Alki Point Lighthouse. Since Seattle was the starting point of the Klondike Gold Rush we will visit the National Park Klondike Gold Rush Visitor’s Center before heading back to our hotel near the Sea-Tac airport and our Going Away Dinner. The next day you can fly home.


The price of the tour for a couple or 2 sharing a room is $4300.00 and a single is $2900.00. This will include everything, transportation, entrance fees to the National Parks, boats, hotels and all meals, except where noted. It will not include souvenirs and alcoholic beverages. The only added cost is your transportation to and from Seattle. We will need 40 people for this trip to run. The max number of people will be 50 due to the space on the boat.

To sign up for the trip, send a deposit of $200 per person and the registration form to:
        Mike Boucher
        15 Starrow Dr.
        Newburgh, NY 12550

Please do not send your check earlier than November 1st. Make checks payable to:

        New Jersey Lighthouse Society

The final payment must be received by June 1st. You can make monthly payments or 4 payments if you like. A waiting list will be in place in case of cancellations.You must be a member of the 'New Jersey
Lighthouse Society to sign up and go on the trip.




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A few places we will see

Admiralty Head                   Patos Island               Point Robinson               Saturna Island               Space Needle



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