PENINSULA On April 15, Shari Hildreth and Emily Wilson, two members of U.S. Rep. Herrera Buetlers staff, toured the North Head Lighthouse. The purpose of the tour was to brief them on lighthouse restoration and preservation and title transfer issues.
Former State Parks Commission Chairman Bob Petersen and Janet Easley, members of the 82-member Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse support group, arranged the tour which was led by Stephen Wood, the State Parks interpretive specialist with special responsibility for North Head.
Caseworker Emily Wilson will be working on the title transfer issue, which involves the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology and Washington State Parks working together to resolve some contamination issues. When these issues are resolved, the title transfer from the U.S. Coast Guard to Washington State Parks can take place.
Also included in the title transfer is the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, which is nearby.
To mark North Heads 113th birthday, on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape Disappointment State Park and the Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse will present history tours of the lighthouse. A living historian portraying Carl Leick, the lighthouse architect, will give visitors a glimpse of what it took to design and construct the lighthouse. Tours will be offered every 20 minutes beginning on the hour and cost $2.50 for ages 18 and older. Youth ages 7 to 17 are free (children must be at least 7 years old to climb the tower). Appropriate footwear is required.