Monday, December 06, 2010

37°48′56″N 122°31′47″W / 37.815569°N 122.529604°W

Aerial Point Bonita Lighthouse
37°48′56″N 122°31′47″W / 37.815569°N 122.529604°W
Point Bonita Light is a lighthouse located at Point Bonita at the San Francisco Bay entrance near Sausalito, California. Point Bonita was the last manned lighthouse on the California coast
The original Point Bonita Lighthouse, a 56-foot (17 m) brick tower, was located too high. Unlike the East Coast of the United States, the West Coast has dense high fog, which leaves lower elevations clear. The original light was 306 feet (93 m) above sea level so the second order Fresnel lens was often cloaked in fog and could not be seen from the sea. In 1877, the lighthouse was moved to its current location at 124 feet (38 m) above sea level. The United States Coast Guard currently maintains the light and fog signal. It is accessible to the public during limited hours(12:30 PM–3:30 PM) on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

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