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Harbor Lights

 
 
Harbor Lights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
1. Harbor Lights Marker
Inscription. No lighthouse kept vigil over the harbor four centuries ago when Cabrillo sailed into the bay. There were no channel buoys, fog horns, or local charts to guide mariners safely to anchor. Today, however, the Coast Guard and Port of San Diego provide a full range of navigational aids for the many military, commercial, and privately owned vessels that use the harbor.
 
Location. 32° 40.419′ N, 117° 14.525′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Touch for map. At the Visitors' Center, Cabrillo National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Point Loma Lighthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cabrillo’s Ships (about 800 feet away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542 (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Homage to the Spanish Expedition (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landing of Cabríllo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point Loma (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Rosecrans (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .  New Point Loma Lighthouse. (PDF) Reprinted
1891 Point Loma Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
2. 1891 Point Loma Lighthouse
The new Point Loma Lighthouse built in 1891 stands down near the coast on the tip of the peninsula. It replaced the original 1855 lighthouse on the hill to your right. The modernized structure sends out a brilliant white beam that flashes every 15 seconds, and is equipped with a powerful foghorn that can be heard by ships up to 3 miles out (4.8km). You can get a good view of the lighthouse from the whale overlook.
Close-up of image on marker
from The Keeper's Log — Winter 2002. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Channel Marker Buoy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
3. Channel Marker Buoy
Close-up of image on marker
Zuniga Jetty image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
4. Zuniga Jetty
The Zuniga Jetty, a submerged stone wall built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1904, protects the far side of the channel from currents and sediment deposits. A series of quick flashing white lights mark the mile long jetty. A horn attached to the end of the jetty can be heard sounding a one-second blast every ten seconds.
Close-up of image on marker
Jetty Foghorn image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
5. Jetty Foghorn
Close-up of image on marker
New Point Loma Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
6. New Point Loma Lighthouse
New Point Loma Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
7. New Point Loma Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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