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Pigeon Point Lighthouse,
Pescadero, CA
*Dates of operation~~ 1872-present
*Building Material~~ Brick
*Tower~~ 115 feet
*Elevation~~ 37 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black trim
*Light Pattern~~ White flash every 10 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, sound building, 3 additional keeper's dwellings,
cistern, oil house, carpenter's shop, 2 garages, storage building
*Automated~~ 1974
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ DCB-24 aero beacon (on balcony rail)
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ California Dept. of Parks and Recreation as Pigeon Point Light Station
State Historic Park
*Waterway Location~~ Pacific Ocean at the southern approach to San Francisco Bay
*Significant Feature~~ Though inactive, the original Fresnel lens remains within the lamp.
Keeper's dwellings now leased for nightly accommodations by Golden Gate Council of
Hostelling International.    

         LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=533

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/pigeon.htm

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=10

360 degree views of lighthouse
http://www.erealms.com/californialighthouses/pigeon.html

Keeper's house hostels website
http://www.norcalhostels.org/pigeon/
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