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Guided History Walk
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Guided History Walk

Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 10:00a

Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. Its five-wick lard oil lamp, and first-order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, November 15, 1872. The lens stands 16 feet tall, 6 feet in diameter, and weighs 8,000 pounds. It sits in a lantern room that had been constructed at the Lighthouse Service's general depot… Show more

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Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
210 Pigeon Point Rd.
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-2120
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