• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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Administrative History of Cabrillo National Monument

Sunrise behind Cabrillo statue
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Written by Susan Lehmann, An Embarrassment of Riches: The Administrative History of Cabrillo National Monument is a thorough, well documented history covering the changing administration, use, and image of the monument from its inception to the mid-1980s. Relationships with other agencies and the local community receive particular attention.

Originally published in 1987 by Cabrillo Historical Association (now Cabrillo National Monument Foundation).

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Did You Know?

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Did you know that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was only in service for 36 years? Due to its hilltop location, the light was frequently obscured by low clouds and fog, forcing construction of a new lighthouse closer to the water.