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PUNTA GORDA LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: 12 MILES SOUTH OF CAPE MENDOCINO
Nearest City: PETROLIA
County: HUMBOLDT
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1911


Punta Gorda Light
1998 photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1912
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1951
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 27
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, BULLSEYE
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1912
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 75
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO, BURNED
  • Year Constructed: 1910
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR SIRENS
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO, BURNED
  • Year Constructed: 1910
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: ALL BURNED W/EXCEPTION OF CONCRETE OIL HOUSE; ORIG./BARN, FOG SIGNAL BLDG., STORAGE SHED, 3 KEEPERS, CARPENTER/BLACKSMITH SHOP, STABLES, CISTERNS, AND WOODEN ABOVE GROUND WATER STORAGE TANKS

Current Use: HISTORIC SITE

Owner/Manager: U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76000483
Name of Listing: PUNTA GORDA LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY A LIGHTED WHISTLE BUOY OFFSHORE



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