The 1919 Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Island, Washington, USA.
A big Pacific Madrone or Madrona (Arbutus menziesii) grows at Lime Kiln Point State Park, San Juan Island, Washington, USA. Lime Kiln Lighthouse first shone in 1914, the last major light established in Washington. The name derived from lime kilns built nearby in the 1860s. The Coast Guard automated Lime Kiln Lighthouse in 1962 to turn on at dusk and off during day. Sitting on rocky shoreline at a height of 55 feet on Haro Strait, the beacon is visible for 17 miles. Red bark of the Pacific Madrone or Madrona (Arbutus menziesii) peals to reveal a new orange layer.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download