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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in California

 

The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.

 

Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Alcatraz Island Light (1909)

Location: Alcatraz Island/San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate National Recreation Area

 

Anacapa Island Light (1932)

Location: Entrance to Santa Barbara Channel
Channel Islands National Park

 

Battery Point (Crescent City) Light (1856)

Location: Battery Point Island

 

Cape Mendocino Light (Old) (1868)

Location: Relocated from coast to shelter cove

 

Carquinez Strait Light (1910)

Location: Relocated from Carquinez Strait entrance

 

East Brother Island Light (1874)

Location: Off Point San Pablo/San Francisco Bay

 

Farallon Island Light (1855)

Location: Southeast Farallon Island

 

Fort Point Light (1864)

Location: San Francisco Harbor entrance
Fort Point National Historic Site

 

Lime Point Light

Location: San Francisco Bay entrance

 

Los Angeles Harbor Light (1913)

Location: San Pedro Breakwater - Angels Gate

 

Oakland Harbor Light (1903)

Location: Relocated from Oakland Harbor entrance

 

Piedras Blancas Light (1879)

Location: Northern entrance to San Simeon Bay

 

Pigeon Point Light (1872)

Location: Southern approach to San Francisco Bay

 

Point Arena Light (1908)

Location: 2 miles north of Point Arena

 

Point Blunt Light (1956)

Location: Angel Island/San Francisco Bay

 

Point Bonita Light (1877)

Location: Point Bonita/San Francisco Bay entrance
Golden Gate National Recreation Area

 

Point Cabrillo Light (1909)

Location: Between Point Arena & Cape Mendocino

 

Point Conception Light (1882)

Location: West entrance to Santa Barbara Channel

 

Point Fermin Light (1874)

Location: Point Fermin/San Pedro Harbor

 

Point Hueneme Light (1941)

Location: East entrance to Santa Barbara Channel

 

Point Loma Light (New) (1891)

Location: Southern end of Point Loma
Cabrillo National Monument

 

Point Loma Light (Old) (1855)

Location: Southern end of Point Loma

 

Point Montara Light (1928)

Location: Southern approach to San Francisco Bay

 

Point Pinos Light (1855)

Location: South entrance to Monterey Bay

 

Point Reyes Light (1870)

Location: Gulf of the Farallones
Point Reyes National Seashore

 

Point Sur Light (1889)

Location: Moro Rock, Big Sur District

 

Point Vicente Light (1926)

Location: Palos Verdes/North of Los Angeles Harbor

 

Punta Gorda Light (1912)

Location: 12 miles south of Cape Mendocino

 

San Luis Obispo (Port Harford) Light (1890)

Location: San Luis Obispo Bay

 

Southampton Shoals Light (1905)

Location: Relocated from San Francisco Harbor

 

St. George Reef Light (1892)

Location: 6 miles off Point St. George

 

Table Bluff Light (1892)

Location: Relocated from Humboldt Harbor

 

Trinidad Head Light (1871)

Location: Trinidad Harbor

 

Yerba Buena Island (Goat Island) Light (1875)

Location: Island in San Francisco Bay

 

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