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Taken 2-11-16

Located on the military base at the southern tip of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse (built in 1855) served as a beacon for sailors for centuries, and today serves as a link to our past.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years. At dusk on November 15, 1855, the light keeper climbed the winding stairs and lit the light for the first time. What seemed to be a good location 422 feet above sea level, however, had a serious flaw. Fog and low clouds often obscured the light.

On March 23, 1891, the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point.

Today, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse still stands watch over San Diego, sentinel to a vanished past. The National Park Service has refurbished the interior to its historic 1880s appearance - a reminder of a bygone era.
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lyndee

Thanks everyone. Lighthouses are grand.

pumpkinhead

Simple and grand.

cevas

Great photos Lyndee! Thank you for the tour.

goingsilver

So that is where you disappeared to! Interesting photos thanks.

SunnyBarb25

I love this photo Lyndee, thank you :)

PLG1958

Great set, Lyndee! Thanks for posting!

jan42ful

How wonderful thanks Lyndee. We didn't see this when we visited San Diego, still a lot we'd like to see. Hugs.

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