Del Norte County Historical Society
Contact Address Information:
577 H Street
The lighthouse is leased by U.S. Coast Guard to the Del Norte County Historical Society.
Tower Height: 45
Height of Focal Plane: 77
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 30 seconds.
Description of Tower: Cylindrical brick tower on granite keeper's house. White with red lantern roof.
This light is operational
1.5 story Cape Cod style granite keeper's house intergral to tower, carpenter shop, storage building attached to keeper's house, four water tanks (1904), 1880 oil house.
Date Established: 1856
Date Present Tower Built: 1856
Date Deactivated: 1965-1982
Date Automated: 1953
Optics: 1856: Fourth order Fresnel lens; 1907: new fourth order Fresnel lens. The original lens is now the property of the Del Norte Historical Society.
Current Use: Private aid to navigation, museum.
Open To Public? Yes.
The tower and museum are open April 1 through September 30, tides permitting. Access is possible only at low tide. Hours 10-4 Wednesday through Sunday.
From Route 101, go west on Front Street to its end, then left into A Street for two blocks to a free parking area. Access to the lighthouse is only possible at low tide.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: ? Van Court (1856), Theophilus Magruder (1856-1859), John H. Jeffrey (1875-1915), John E. Lind (1915-?), Wayne Piland (1946-1953)