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Point Arena in Mendocino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Point Arena Lighthouse

 
 
Point Arena Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
1. Point Arena Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. This site and natural landmark has been a welcome guide to safe navigation for ships along the rugged Mendocino coast since 1870, destroyed by 1906 earthquake, two years later stately tower was erected.
 
Erected 1985 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Grand Parlor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.28′ N, 123° 44.436′ W. Marker is in Point Arena, California, in Mendocino County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43202 Lighthouse Road, Point Arena CA 95468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fifteen Japanese from Yawatahama (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Point Arena Lighthouse - Lighthouse Friends. com. To construct the lighthouse at Point Arena, three kilns were built at the point to fire roughly 500,000 bricks needed for the tower. An additional 114,000 bricks of superior quality were shipped from San Francisco to build the outside courses of the tower. The height
Point Arena Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
2. Point Arena Lighthouse Marker
of the tower was 100 feet, and a fixed, first-order Fresnel lens was exhibited from the lantern room.
(Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Point Arena Lighthouse Plague image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
3. Point Arena Lighthouse Plague
Point Arena Light House
Erected 1870
Lt. Col. R.S. Williamson
L.H. Engr.
Memorial Plague image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
4. Memorial Plague
James Bird
Aug. 5, 1921
Mar. 9, 2000
For all that you did


Plague located near the Point Arena Historical Marker.
Point Arena Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
5. Point Arena Lighthouse
Point Arena Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
6. Point Arena Lighthouse
Point Arena Lighthouse Stairway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
7. Point Arena Lighthouse Stairway
Calvin Nutting
&
Son
Makers
1869
San Francisco


The stairway of the original lighthouse survived the 1906 Earthquake and was reused in the 1908 construction.
Point Arena Lighthouse Stairway image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
8. Point Arena Lighthouse Stairway
Point Arena from the Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
9. Point Arena from the Lighthouse
The Point Arena Lighthouse's Fresnel Lens image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
10. The Point Arena Lighthouse's Fresnel Lens
The Point Arena Lighthouse's Fresnel Lens image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
11. The Point Arena Lighthouse's Fresnel Lens
Point Arena Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
12. Point Arena Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on April 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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