Point Sur Light Station

Point Sur Light Station (HM1ASY)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 18.349', W 121° 53.86'

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Spanish explorers and later New England hide and tallow traders found the Big Sur coastline a great hazard. Heavy fogs and extreme winds caused the wreck of many vessels on this coast. The Gold Rush of 1849 dramatically increased coastal shipping. A lighthouse was clearly needed. President Andrew Johnson signed the executive order which reserved the site for lighthouse purposed in 1866. Construction began in 1887 and the lamp was lit on August 1, 1889.
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HM NumberHM1ASY
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Marker Number951
Year Placed1994
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598967 N 4018432
Decimal Degrees36.30581667, -121.89766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 18.349', W 121° 53.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 18' 20.94" N, 121° 53' 51.60" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13201-13295 Unnamed Road, Monterey CA 93940, US
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