Pescadero in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Erected 1980 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, United States Coast Guard,. (Marker Number 930.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Lighthouses series lists.
Location. 37° 10.914′ N, 122° 23.58′ W. Marker is in Pescadero, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Pigeon Point Road near California Highway 1. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Bright Beacon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park (about 400 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero (approx. 4.8 miles away); Duarte's Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); First Congregational Church of Pescadero (approx. 5.1 miles away); Año Nuevo Island (approx. 6.4 miles away); Steele Ranch (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pescadero.
More about this marker. Marker located on left side of entrance to light tower.
Regarding Pigeon Point Lighthouse. On December 22, 2001, The lighthouse tower was struck by lightning during a severe winter storm. The lightning strike caused structural damage to the tower forcing the suspension of tours of the tower until repairs can be made. A chain link fence surrounds the structure preventing entry of the tower by the general public. Tours of the grounds and the visitors center are still open to the public on most weekends. State Parks Dept. is currently raising funds for the repair of the lighthouse.
1. Lighthouse Damaged in 2001, Tower Closed to all visitors
On New Year's Eve, A severe winter storm passing thru the area damaged the Lighthouse tower at pigeon Point when Lightning struck the base of the watchroom external walkway, dislodging some of the brickwork and the walkway supports. Following a Coast Guard survey of the structure, the tower was closed to admission of the general public visitation. In November 2011, The First Order Fresnel Lens was removed from the tower and is now on display in the fog signal building.
— Submitted November 11, 2014, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.
Additional keywords. Lighthouses
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