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Near Petrolia in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

Lit Dec. 1, 1868 to Mar. 3, 1951

 
 
Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 13, 2001
1. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Built at 422 ft. elevation, the light swept 30 mi. to sea. The perilous waters here claimed nine ships. Mules took supplies to the site, 15 mi. north, the westernmost in the U.S.

Dedicated to the Keepers of the Light
 
Erected by E Clampus Vitus 101.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.066′ N, 124° 23.91′ W. Marker is near Petrolia, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Mattole Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located along "The Lost Coast" in the King Range National Conservation Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27427 Mattole Road, Ferndale CA 95536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. California's First Drilled Oil Wells (approx. 8.7 miles away); Joseph C. Oeschger Field (approx. 12.8 miles away); Old Firemen's Pavilion (approx. 12.9 miles away); Ferndale Masonic Hall (approx. 12.9 miles away); "The Victorian Inn" (approx. 13 miles away); Danish Hall (approx. 13 miles away); "The Danish Hall" (approx. 13 miles away); Hotel Ivanhoe (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels
 
Cape Mendocino Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key
2. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse
"The Lost Coast" image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 13, 2001
3. "The Lost Coast"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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