Rocks In Shallow Water
Gig Harbor Lighthouse
Watercolor
Lane Landry


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I have always loved to paint lighthouses. And while I am not much of a historian, since I've begun painting this light I have been asked frequently about its history and location. So, here is a bit of history and trivia about Gig Harbor's charming little light.

The Gig Harbor Lighthouse sits at the end of a narrow spit of land that marks the entrance to Gig Harbor. The lighthouse is relatively new - historically speaking. In 1988 some farsighted community members got together and donated a considerable amount of time, money and materials to build a small lighthouse to replace a minor navigational aid that sat at the same location. As a fundraiser, personal time capsules were sold to the public to be placed inside the lighthouse and will be opened after 25 years at a commemorative ceremony. Stevenson Parks designed the charming and functional 15-foot white octagonal tower that has an open cage-style lantern gallery. The lighthouse sits at Latitude: 47.3266 Longitude: -122.5748 and puts out a red flash every 4 seconds. The lighthouse can best be viewed from the water, as unfortunately private residences restrict access to the grounds around the lighthouse, but you can also view the lighthouse from land from Gig Harbor's popular Tide's Restaurant. Please note; if going to The Tide's to get a gander at the light you'll have to leave the kids at home (or at least in the car with the windows cracked) as you must be 21 or over to enter.