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St George Reef Lighthouse,
Crescent City, CA
*Dates of operation~~ 1892-1975, 2002-present
*Building Material~~ Granite blocks
*Tower~~ 90 feet
*Elevation~~ 43 foot tall base built on a rock 17 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern
*Light Pattern~~
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to tower), boat landing
*Automated~~ 2002
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ Del Norte County Lease to St George Reef Lighthouse Preservation
Society
*Waterway Location~~ Pacific Ocean
*Significant Feature~~  Costing in excess of $700,000, this was the most costly U. S.
lighthouse to build, taking a total of ten years to complete. Tours are conducted via
helicopter by the St George Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society (see official
lighthouse site).  

      LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.stgeorgereeflighthouse.us/index.htm

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

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=26

1883 plans for lighthouse from US Coast Guard archives
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/designs_for_democracy/grand_plans_for_a_growing_nation/articles/seal_rock_lighthouse.html
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