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POINT CONCEPTION LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: WEST ENTRANCE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL
Nearest City: LOMPOC
County: SANTA BARBARA
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1856


Point Conception Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1882
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1973
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: STUCCO/WOOD/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL ATTACHED TO OIL HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: UNKNOWN
  • Year Present Lens Installed: ?
  • Height of Focal Plane: 133
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS IN LANTERN BUT NOT IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (REMOVED)
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1911
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: SPANISH
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
Other Structures: 1907 OIL HOUSE, 1960S GENERATOR BUILDING, CA. 1960S DWELLING; REMOVED: ORIGINAL DWELLING, FOG SIGNAL BUILDING, COAL SHUTES

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status:
LISTED; Reference #81000176
Name of Listing: POINT CONCEPTION LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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