Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Phenomenal photograph captured by (New Zealand) Dave on Nov 18, 2006 during the 134th anniversary celebration of Pigeon Point Light after the Fresnel lens was re-lighted radiating a beam of light 148-feet above sea level. The original photo is suitable as Desktop Wallpaper to a 3611 x 2320 screen resolution.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse was First Lit on November 15, 1872 exhibiting a Flashing White Light every 10-seconds illuminated by a 8,000-pound First-order Fresnel lens with 1,008 hand polished prisms and a Lard oil Lamp producing a powerful 500,000 candlepower beam of light 148-feet above sea level to a range of 24 nautical miles visible at sea.

In 1972, a modern 24-inch aero-beacon was installed on the balcony outside the Lantern Room and the original First-order Fresnel lens was fortunately retired and covered to protect the prisms from sunlight damage. The California State Parks with U.S. Coast Guard assistance relight the original first order Fresnel lens for two hours to celebrate the anniversary of Pigeon Point Light Station mid November every year from 6 to 8 pm.

Since 1980, the four Keeper’s ranch houses have served as a Hostel providing travellers with affordable accommodations. The 115-feet high Pigeon Point Light and Hostel is located 50 miles south of San Francisco and 27 miles north of Santa Cruz. For more information, please visit Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

Since December 2001, the Lighthouse Tower has been closed after a section of the cornice fell and a subsequent investigation revealed major structural damages estimated at $5 million need to be repaired before reopening the Lighthouse for tours.

On May 25, 2005, Pigeon Point Light Station was transferred to the California State Parks. For more information, please visit Pigeon Point Light Station Historic Park

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For Map Directions, please visit Google Map of Pigeon Point Light

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on July 13, 2007, in Open House and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

    Portuguese artist who lives in São Paulo – Brazil and whose paintings have the experience and maturity of a 34-year-old painter. His coming to Brazil gave him the inspiration to create the movement “THE GLOBALIST ARTISTS”, within the purpose of rescuing the ignored and, sometimes, forgotten art by the mass communications.In his acrylic paintings he found a way to portray the inequalities of the world around him, as well as expose the occultism, abstract and mysticism existent in the particularity of each being. No matter if it is a simple object, landscape or a painted person, cause his real intention is define what seams undefined and get an explication for what is said to be incomprehensible for the most of the people. It’s relatively noticeable a mixture of paradoxes and metamorphoses in his masterpieces.

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  2. I was automatically drawn to the title of your blog
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