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POINT VICENTE LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: PALOS VERDES / NORTH OF LOS ANGELES HARBOR
Nearest City: RANCHO PALOS VERDES
County: LOS ANGELES
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1926


Point Vicente Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1926
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1973
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 67
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1926
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1926
  • Height of Focal Plane: 185
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1926
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: MISSION REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Other Structures: 2 GARAGES, RADIOBEACON, 2 ADDITIONAL KEEPERS QUARTERS, OIL HOUSE W/WINDOWS

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #80000808
Name of Listing: POINT VICENTE LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
COMPLETE 20TH CENTURY STATION CONSTRUCTED IN THE SPANISH STYLE



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