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Name: Point Conception Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Lompoc, California, United States

Location: West entrance to Santa Barbara Channel.


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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
The lighthouse station is located on one of California's largest working ranches, the Fred Bixby Ranch. It is off limits to the general public. It is one of the rare lighthouses with its original first order Fresnel lens still in operation.

Tower Height: 52

Height of Focal Plane: 133

Description of Tower: Stucco/wood/brick cylindrical tower attached to oil house. White with black lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1911 Spanish style one story brick/stucco keeper's house; 1907 oil house; generator building (1960s).

Date Established: 1856

Date Present Tower Built: 1882

Date Automated: 1973

Optics: 1856: First order Fresnel lens, still in place. The active light is now produced by a modern optic mounted on the lantern gallery.

Fog Signal: Automatic fog horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
Inaccessible to public.

Keepers: George Parkinson (1856); James B Meacham (1856-1857); John Scollan (1857-1861); Robert W Smith (1861-1868); Thomas L. Perry (1872-1895); Harley Weeks (1895-1913); Jerome W. Sweet (2nd assistant, 1903); C.F. Allen (1915-1930); Richard H George (1930-1940); Larry Desy (1972-1973)

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