Lighthouse Angels Among Us
Photo Credit: (New Zealand) Dave
The Golden Gem of Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Annual re-lighting ceremony of the First-order Fresnel lens, Nov 18, 2006
Pigeon Point Lighthouse news update:
After six years, the California State Parks Foundation has started a $6 million fundraising campaign to restore and re-open Pigeon Point Lighthouse. The maintenance of Lighthouse has been neglected since the original First Order Fresnel lens was replaced by an automated DCB-24 Aerobeacon in 1974.
Time is running out before Lighthouse Levitation may be required to support the weight of the 8,000-pound First Order Fresnel lens, Lantern Room, and DCB-24 Aerobeacon. Due to the advances in electronic navigation, historic Lighthouse Treasures provide backup to commercial ships according to Senior Chief Michael Ellis, with U.S. Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Team in San Francisco. Lighthouses continue to be important navigational guardians for small craft with less sophisticated equipment.
For public safety, the popular Lighthouse Tower at Pigeon Point has been closed since 2001 when major structural damages were revealed after a section of the cornice fell. The hostel and the grounds are open providing picturesque vistas of the rocky coastline.
Related News Story:
Pigeon Point Renaissance
Post Prizes and Surprises for Bloggers of Wordless Chicken Tuesday:
My 1st Place Prize is awarded to Speedcat Hollydale for his study of Frozen Tongue Cures! Parents around the globe are celebrating his medical discovery. Speedcat has confirmed that warm liquids will release your tongue from frozen surfaces!
And, my Rubber Chicken 1st Place Prizes are also awarded to Drowsey Monkey for starting the Frozen Tongue humor with a post that almost everyone outside of Canada thought was a serious story about the dark side in the childhood rites of passage,
If you are wondering why Debbie Dolphin has not joined Speedcat’s weekly Chicken Comedy Caper than hopefully, the following Cartoon will explain my sitting out situation (sos):