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SAN LUIS OBISPO
(PORT HARFORD) LIGHT


State: CALIFORNIA
Location: SAN LUIS OBISPO BAY
Nearest City: AVILA BEACH
County: SAN LUIS OBISPO
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1890


San Luis (Port Harford) Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1890
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1975
  • Automated: 1975
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL LANTERN ON SQUARE TOWER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1890
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 116
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY IN COUNTY MUSEUM
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1975
  • Type: CYLINDRICAL POLE
  • Height of Focal Plane: 116
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Architectural Style: RECT W/GABLE ROOF
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, 2 CISTERNS, RADIOBEACON, PRIVY, SHOP, 2 CA. 1960S DWELLINGS

Current Use: UNDER RESTORATION AS MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: PORT SAN LUIS HARBOR DISTRICT

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #91001093
Name of Listing: SAN LUIS OBISPO LIGHT STATION (LIGHT STATIONS OF CALIFORNIA MPS)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT ON CYLINDRICAL STRUCTURE EAST OF ORIGINAL LIGHTHOUSE



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