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The Lime Kiln Lighthouse, located on the west side of San Juan Island, borrows its name from the lime kilns built in the area in the 1860s. For nearly sixty years, the area surrounding the kilns was quarried for limestone, and a good portion of the island was logged to feed the fires that transformed the limestone into lime, which was then used in mortar. Remains of the kilns can still be seen today, just north of the lighthouse, and one of them has been renovated and interpreted for the public.

More info about the lighthouse can be found here and more info on the lime kilns can be found here.

Long Walk: The lighthouse is located pretty close to the main parking lot.

Family Friendly: It is easy to access and fun to explore.

Gem Type: Historic Site

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Isaac Bozeman

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