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NamePoint Cabrillo Lighthouse
Address45300 Litehouse Rd.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Brief DescriptionWelcome to the Point Cabrillo Light Station. Our lighthouse has an original Third Order Fresnel lens that continues to operate 24 hours a day as an active Federal Aid to Navigation.
TypeActivity
CategoryRecreation
DescriptionWelcome to the Point Cabrillo Light Station. Our lighthouse has an original Third Order Fresnel lens that continues to operate 24 hours a day as an active Federal Aid to Navigation. The Point Cabrillo Preserve, a unit of California State Parks, includes the historic 1909 Light Station (30.5 acres), and approximately 270 acres of undeveloped coastal bluffs and prairie. The property was purchased and preserved from development in 1992 by the California State Coastal Conservancy and managed by a non-profit affiliate, the North Coast Interpretive Association. In 2002, the property transferred to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Management of the Preserve's programs and restoration activities was assumed by a newly formed non-profit organization: The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association. In the summer of 1850 a sailing brig named the Frolic struck the reef just north of Point Cabrillo and settled in a cove at the north end of what is now the Preserve property. Dubbed the most significant shipwreck on the west coast by historians at the San Francisco Maritime Museum, the story of the Frolic was researched by Dr. Thomas Layton, an Archaeologist and head of the Anthropology Dept. at San Jose State University.
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Last Updated6/23/2011
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