Point Pinos Lighthouse

Point Pinos Lighthouse

Pacific Grove, California

1855 (Francis Kelly and Francis Gibbons). Active; focal plane 89 ft (27 m); white light occulted every 4 s. 43 ft (13 m) concrete tower rising from the roof of a 1-1/2 story stone Cape Cod keeper’s house. Building painted white; lantern and gallery black; roof is red. The original 3rd order Fresnel lens has been in continuous use since 1855; the original eclipsor, a rotating opaque panel, is on display.  The original stone light tower was replaced with a concrete tower after being damaged by the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. This is the oldest active lighthouse on the U.S. Pacific coast, beautifully restored and maintained by the Pacific Grove Historical Society. The 150th anniversary of the station was celebrated in 2005. In August 2006, ownership of the lighthouse was transferred from the Coast Guard to the City of Pacific Grove.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lemon123
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 08:48:43

    This is a very pretty lighthouse. I love lighthouses too.

    Reply

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