Point Reyes Light

Point Reyes Light (HM175B)

Location: Inverness, CA 94937 Marin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 59.784', W 123° 1.266'

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— Point Reyes National Seashore —

Point Reyes Light has guided and cautioned mariners along this hazardous coast for over 100 years. Built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1870, it came under management of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Resident personnel operated the station until 1975 when the conversion to automated lights and electronic equipment was completed.

Weather permitting, you may visit the historic lighthouse via the stairway to your left. Be prepared for a steep return up more than 300 steps, Exhibits in the watch room below the lantern describe the historic operation of the lighthouse.(Inscription beside the upper photo on the right) At sundown a lightkeeper lit the wick of an oil lamp that set inside the lens.1,3032 dazzling prisms directed a beam to the horizon. In this 1927 photo a lightkeeper polishes the lens.
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HM NumberHM175B
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 498147 N 4205415
Decimal Degrees37.99640000, -123.02110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.784', W 123° 1.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 47.04" N, 123° 1' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness CA 94937, US
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