02- New Dungeness-01

02-New Dungeness
The New Dungeness Lighthouse was lighted on
December 14, 1857 with a fixed white light.
Dungeness Spit is a low narrow ribbon of sand about
5 miles long that is very difficult to see from a
distance. The light was automated in 1976 with
modern optics. In 1980 Seaman First Class Jeni Burr
became the first woman in the Coast Guard to be
assigned as a lighthouse keeper. The lighthouse was
the last Coast Guard manned station when the keeper
was transferred. The 4th Order Fresnel Lens from the
Lighthouse is on display at the Coast Guard Museum
in Seattle.

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