Restoring a Classic - Sunset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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In 2001 a 200 pound chuck of steel and concrete from the top of the aging Pigeon Point Lighthouse plummeted to the ground prompting the Coast Guard to close down the Pigeon Point Lighthouse tours to all but select visitors. To prevent further damage a steel cable was looped around the lighthouse and quickly began to drip rust on the pristine white walls of the tower. A chain link fence was erected around the lighthouse to keep visitors a safe distance. Even so the stunning beauty of California's tallest lighthouse still attracts thousands of visitors and photographers each year. This is an artistic rendering (mostly cleaning of the rust and removal of the chain link fence, of how Pigeon Point Lighthouse will likely appear once the planned restoration is finished.
© Darvin Atkeson