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Name: Point Fermin Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
San Pedro, California, United States

Location: Point Fermin, San Pedro Harbor.

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Photo: Robert J. Bachman

Managing Organization:
Point Fermin Historical Site


Contact Address Information:
807 W Paseo DelMar
San Pedro
California, 90731, United States

Point Fermin Lighthouse is located in a 37-acre public park. A light in a shack, then a light in a pole, replaced the lighthouse as an aid to navigation. The lantern was removed, but a new replica lantern was later created. A major restoration of the lighthouse was completed in 2003.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 100

Description of Tower: Square Italianate tower on wood frame dwelling.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1874 Italianate wood frame keeper's house, three cisterns, concrete oil house, barn.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1874

Date Deactivated: 1942

Optics: 1874: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed).

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is now operated as a museum by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks with the support of the Point Fermin Lighthouse Society, a chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. The lighthouse is open for tours on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are plans to expand the hours in the future.

From the north, take CA 110 South; it becomes I-110 S. Turn left onto N. Gaffney Street and follow to its end at Point Fermin Park.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Mary L. Smith (1874-1882); James Herald (?); George Shaw (c. 1880s).


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