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TRINIDAD HEAD LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: TRINIDAD HARBOR
Nearest City: TRINIDAD
County: HUMBOLDT
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1866



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SQUARE PYRAMIDAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1871
  • Present Optic: 375 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1947
  • Height of Focal Plane: 196
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Type: SQUARE WHITE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Height of Focal Plane: 196
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1900
  • Construction Materials: FRAME
  • Architectural Style: CONTEMPORARY
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (ORIG. KEEPERS RAZED 1960S)
  • Year Constructed: 1969
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: MODERN TRIPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #91001098
Name of Listing: TRINIDAD HEAD LIGHT STATIONS (LIGHT STATIONS OF CALIFORNIA MPS)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
BLUFF TOWER; MODERN FOG SIGNAL LOCATED OUTSIDE THE FOG SIGNAL BLDG; ORIGINAL BELL ON DISPLAY IN REPLICA TOWER IN TOWN OF TRINIDAD



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