100th Anniversary of Lime Kiln Light House (Orca Tour)

Sunday, June 30, 2019. 5:00 pm.

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Lime Kiln Point State Park

1567 West Side Rd,
Friday Harbor, WA

This event is included in Dana’s “Rise for the Orca Tour”: A year+ long tour raising awareness and building political will, to protect the Southern Resident Orcas, and their habitat: the Salish Sea and Columbia River Watersheds

Music Schedule

5-5:50 give or take:  James Taylor

6-6:50 give or take:  Dana Lyons

7-7:50 give or take:  River Rye

8:30-9  Mark Pedelty

Friends of Lime Kiln Society

Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse Centennial Celebration

Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse Centennial Celebration


June 30, 2019


3:00 p.m. – Sunset


Shuttle $5 RT from high school parking lot, carpooling encouraged too!

Lighthouse tours, live music & performances, silent auction & raffles, live art & crafts. Washington State Parks & Lighthouse experts, special Lighthouse Anniversary Wine label, and so much more!

Join us at Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse Centennial Celebration for lots of fun activities!

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Keynote speakers (USCG Admiral, Parks Commissioner, San Juan Area Manager, Friday Harbor Mayor, Lighthouse Experts!)

Optional pre-event booth/tent setups (Trail leading from Interpretive Center down past Keepers Quarters, BYOTTC – bring your own tent, table & chairs… okay to share booths too!)

5:00 p.m. onward – Lighthouse tours, music, and activities, additional presentations ongoing until sunset

The Centennial Celebration will coincide with the anniversary of the lighthouse’s first day of operation on June 30, 1919.   It was the last major lighthouse built in Washington State. It was also the last Washington lighthouse to be connected to electricity. The lighthouse operated with an incandescent oil-vapor lamp until 1951, when it was replaced by a lens that used an electric light bulb and fully automated by 1962.

Both the lighthouse and state park are named after the lime kilns built in the area in the 1860s. Two buildings to accommodate the lighthouse’s keepers were erected during the construction of the original structure and are still in use by park rangers. A restored lime kiln is also located in the park.

Today, the lighthouse beacon flashes every 10 seconds, illuminating over 17 miles of sea, but Erin Corra, Founder/Executive Director of Friends of Lime Kiln Lighthouse Society (F.O.L.K.S.), said the site emits a call far beyond that; the park receives more than 350,000 visitors annually, from roughly 40 different countries.

Carpooling is encouraged as parking space is limited or take a shuttle at a discounted rate $5 round-trip from highschool parking lot with San Juan Transit.

Free event, but State Park Discover Pass is required for parking.