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POINT FERMIN LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: POINT FERMIN /
SAN PEDRO HARBOR
Nearest City: SAN PEDRO
County: LOS ANGELES
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1874
Point Fermin Light
NPS photo by James P. Delgado, 1990
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1942
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Markings/Patterns: ITALIANATE TOWER ON ITALIANATE DWELLING
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1874
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1970
  • Type: POLE
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 120
  • Current Optic:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ITALIANATE VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: 3 CISTERNS, CONCRETE OIL HOUSE, BARN

Current Use: CITY PARK

Owner/Manager: CITY OF LOS ANGELES/POINT FERMIN LIGHTHOUSE COMMITTEE

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #72000234
Name of Listing: POINT FERMIN LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ITALIANATE LANTERN REMOVED DURING WWII, REPLACED WITH LOOKOUT ROOM AND LATER WOOD REPLICA LANTERN; RESTORED BY SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST



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