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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.
Photographed 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

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
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. The marker is a .4 mile walk from where visitor cars can park. The lighthouse is .1 miles further down 308 steep stairs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Inverness CA 94937, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Victims of the Coast (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
Regarding Point Reyes Light Station.
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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)
 
Also see . . .
1. NPS Point Reyes National Seashore. (Submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. The Fresnel Lens. (Submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Point Reyes Lighthouse. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Point Reyes Light Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
2. Point Reyes Light Station Marker
308 Steps to the Light Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
3. 308 Steps to the Light Station
Point Reyes Light Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
4. Point Reyes Light Station
Point Reyes Light Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
5. Point Reyes Light Station
Light Station Equipment image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
6. Light Station Equipment
Light Station Equipment image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
7. Light Station Equipment
Auxiliary Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, March 4, 2007
8. Auxiliary Building
Vintage Postcard, circa 1966 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,078 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   9. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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