Old Photos
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1904 picture of fog signal building. Keeper PN Christiansen is shown with unidentified guests.

Fog signal building with Daboll Trumpet and light. Early light was oil followed by acetylene and later electricity.

Keepers' quarters at Turn Point. The keeper's family had one side and the assistant keeper's family had the other side. It was later remodeled by the Coast Guard to house three families.

In 1919 a Canadian Curtis HS-2L Patrol Plane landed at Turn Point to deliver mail to Canadian personnel studying tides. The Empress of Russia liner is in the background.

During World War II additional personnel were assigned to Turn Point to man an observation tower which monitored shipping traffic. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Museum - Seattle)

1965 photo of Turn Point showing white picket fences. The keepers were required to keep the station spotless as they were subject to inspection at any time.

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