Kitsap County, in the state of Washington, has spent the last decade positioning itself to become the owners of the Point No Point Lighthouse, but its interest in the historic Coast Guard site dates back more than 40 years.
Since 1969 the county has acquired close to 73 acres of land surrounding the lighthouse, which is considered the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound. (It was built in 1879). Only a small amount of land belonging to the federal government remains and the county hopes to acquire that property, including the lighthouse, in the near future.
"It's really an irreplaceable piece for us," said county commissioner Steve Bauer.