The History of the Foghorn at Race Rocks

foghorn-1Click here for QuickTime version of the old foghorn . Click here for a realaudio version of the old foghorn. 

From the early 1980’s until January, 1997, fog or heavy rain impeding visibility in the eastern entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca would trigger three double tones per minute from the four trumpet shaped Airchime horns mounted on the South side of the engine room at Race Rocks.

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Click here for the latest version of the electronic foghorn .