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FARALLON ISLAND LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: SOUTHEAST FARALLON ISLAND
Nearest City: SAN FRANCISCO
County: SAN FRANCISCO
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1855



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL W/OUT LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 358
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL FIRST ORDER LENS TRANSFERRED FROM TREASURE ISLAND MUSEUM TO SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NHP MUSEUM FOR DISPLAY AT VISITOR CENTER ACROSS FROM THE HYDE STREET PIER
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: STEAM FOG SIGNAL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (2 HOUSES)
  • Year Constructed: 1876
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN DUPLEXES
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: DURING MILITARY OCCUPATION: 2 CISTERNS, OIL HOUSE, RADIOBEACON, GENERATOR BUILDING; ORIG. BRICK KEEPERS (RAZED 1969), HANDCART RAILWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD AND FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? NO (MAY BE VIEWED FROM WATER ON BOAT TRIPS DURING SUMMER & FALL)

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #77000332
Name of Listing: FARALLONE ISLANDS
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINALLY SOUND SIGNAL WAS WAVE-ACTIVATED WHISTLE; LANTERN REMOVED TO ACCOMODATE DCB-224; ISLAND IS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FOR THE PROTECTION OF MARINE MAMMALS AND NESTING SEABIRDS



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