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Point Arena Lighthouse
Point Arena Lighthouse,
Point Arena, CA
*Dates of operation~~ 1908-present
*Building Material~~ Steel reinforced concrete
*Tower~~ 115 feet
*Elevation~~ 43 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Double white flash every 6 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Sound building, 4 modern duplex dwellings, 2 cisterns, oil house,
storage building, modern well house and fire suppression system
*Automated~~ 1977
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel, rotating
*Current Lens~~ DCB-224
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc
*Waterway Location~~ Pacific Ocean
*Significant Feature~~  Replaced previous lighthouse which was destroyed in the Great
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Site was also used as setting for 1992 Mel Gibson
movie' "Forever Young". Former Coast Guard housing has been converted into vacation
rental lodges.

              LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.pointarenalighthouse.com/default.html

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

Lighthouse Friends lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=65
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