On Friday, September 25, Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, located within the Makah Indian Reservation on Washington’s North Olympic Peninsula, was announced as the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s newest National Treasure!  This designation reflects the lighthouse’s historical significance as a gateway to two countries and an Indian nation, and the Trust and Makah’s joint desire to work together to secure the future of this iconic but threatened lighthouse.

Today, the lighthouse and the adjacent fog signal building sit abandoned and in extreme disrepair, needing almost $2 million in repairs, including structural stabilization and roof replacement. To sustain the Cape Flattery Lighthouse in perpetuity, the National Treasure campaign will focus on securing funding for repairs and identifying potential re-use options consistent with the historic uses of Tatoosh Island and the needs of the Makah tribe. The National Trust will work with the Makah Tribe and the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that adequate funding is approved for its stabilization and repair.

To learn more about the National Treasure designation and to add your name to our petition calling on elected officials, please click here: https://savingplaces.org/places/cape-flattery-lighthouse