U.S. Coast Guard
Los Angeles Harbor Light is located at end of a 9,250 foot breakwater. The tower has a slight lean toward shore.
Tower Height: 69
Height of Focal Plane: 73
Characteristic and Range: flashing green
Description of Tower: Steel framework, concrete; on rock and concrete foundation. White with black vertical stripes, cylindrical.
This light is operational
None. 1942 keeper's quarters, 1913 fog signal building, 1938 oil house have all been demolished.
Date Established: 1913
Date Present Tower Built: 1913
Date Automated: 1972
Optics: 1913: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now solar powered DCB-24.
Fog Signal: Originally air oscillater signal. Now automated horn with two blasts every 30 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? no
Best seen by boat. The ferry from San Pedro to Santa Catalina passes the lighthouse. Call Catalina Express at (800) 360-1212.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places