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Inverness in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Point Reyes Light Station

 
 
Point Reyes Light Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
1. Point Reyes Light Station Marker
Inscription. Point Reyes Light Station, built 1870, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 59.776′ N, 123° 1.201′ W. Marker is in Inverness, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Sir Frances Drake Blvd., on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is a .4 mile walk from where visitor cars can park. The lighthouse is .1 miles further down 308 steep stairs. Marker is in this post office area: Inverness CA 94937, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Reyes Conglomerate (here, next to this marker); Common Murres (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Reyes Light (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rock Plants (about 500 feet away); Sea Life in These Waters (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Inverness.
 
Regarding Point Reyes Light Station. On weekends during the winter, the best time to visit, visitors must take a shuttle bus ($), as the road is closed to traffic at South Beach. (http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm)
Point Reyes Light Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
2. Point Reyes Light Station Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. NPS Point Reyes National Seashore. (Submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Lighthouse History at Point Reyes. (Submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Inventory of Historic Light Stations. (Submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. The Fresnel Lens. (Submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. LandmarksMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
308 Steps to the Light Station image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
3. 308 Steps to the Light Station
Point Reyes Light Station image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
4. Point Reyes Light Station
Point Reyes Light Station image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
5. Point Reyes Light Station
Light Station Equipment image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
6. Light Station Equipment
Light Station Equipment image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
7. Light Station Equipment
Auxiliary Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
8. Auxiliary Building
Vintage Postcard, circa 1966 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 19, 2008
9. Vintage Postcard, circa 1966
Point Reyes Lighthouse which was built in 1870, guides mariners along the rugged coast north of San Francisco
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,853 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   9. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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