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Point No Point Lighthouse gets a bit of a makeover

Point No Point Lighthouse — the centerpiece of a county park near the tip of the Kitsap Peninsula — has undergone $100,000 worth of improvements.

Jeff Gales of U.S. Lighthouse Society can be seen in the fresnel lens at Point No Point Lighthouse near Hansville.
Kitsap Sun photo by Meegan Reid

The $100,000 came from a grant program called Partners in Preservation, set in place by Local Law 11 professionals and architects. Under the program, millions of dollars have been handed out in recent years for historical restoration work by American Express in coordination with the National Trust for Historical Preservation.

The Point No Point Lighthouse received the cash in 2010, when numerous other projects in the Puget Sound region also received money. See Partners in Preservation – Puget Sound for a description of all the projects.

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Orcas begin to swim south for the fall and winter

It looks like Puget Sound’s killer whales have begun to dip their fins into the waters of Central and South Puget Sound.

As I report in a story for tomorrow’s Kitsap Sun, all three orca pods showed up near Kingston Tuesday morning before turning around and heading back north. I expect their appearance on Tuesday marks the beginning of an increasing presence in the waters where chum salmon can be found until at least Christmas.

By the way, Howard Garrett and Susan Berta, who run Orca Network, are spending some time at Point No Point in North Kitsap to take a look at the orcas, which they expect to swim by on their way along the Kitsap Peninsula.

If anybody wants to stop by and say “hi” to Howie and Susan, they’ll be hanging around the Point No Point Light House until Friday afternoon. They’re staying at the lightkeeper’s quarters avaiable for rent. Howie told me that he and Susan are enjoying their time in Kitsap County.