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Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

 
 
Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, April 28, 2007
1. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Lit Dec. 1, 1868, the light from its first order Fresnel lens swept 30 miles to sea. Decommissioned in 1951, the structure slowly began to inch toward the 422’ cliff. The light was dismantled in 1998 and moved to Point Delgada, Shelter Cove by the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society. The lantern roof portion was airlifted by the Army National Guard. Funded during the Lincoln administration, the lighthouse is now a monument to those hardy and long-suffering keepers of the light and to the United States Coast Guard who served to keep people and ships safe.

Dedicated Sept. 30, 2000 by Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society in cooperation with County of Humboldt, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the Ancient and honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus Eureka Chapter 101

 
Erected 2000 by Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Lighthouses series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1728.
 
Location.
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40° 1.341′ N, 124° 4.17′ W. Marker is in Shelter Cove, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Lower Pacific Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitethorn CA 95589, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saving Lighthouse History (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Our Shipmates (a few steps from this marker); Built to Last (a few steps from this marker); Mario Machi (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .  Lighthouse Friends. (Submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. The 1000th Marker
This marker was the 1000th marker entered into this database.
    — Submitted September 2, 2007.
 
Cape Mendocino Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, April 28, 2007
2. Cape Mendocino Lighthouse
Lighthouse and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, April 28, 2007
3. Lighthouse and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,221 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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