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Pigeon Point Lighthouse 2972

Love this place. Should be viewed large.

 

Named for a shipwrecked vessel the Carrier Pigeon, Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse one of the most photographed lighthouses in California. Built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse (tied with Point Arena Light) on the West Coast of the United States. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Pigeon Point Light Station is located on the coastal highway (State Route 1), 5 miles (8 km) south of Pescadero, California. The 115-foot (35 m), white masonry tower, resembles a typical New England structure. Because of its location and easy access from highway 1, it is a popular stop off point along the Pacific Coast highway. Pigeon Point is now a California State Historic Park.

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Taken on December 16, 2009