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BATTERY POINT (CRESENT CITY) LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: BATTERY POINT ISLAND
Nearest City: CRESCENT CITY
County: DEL NORTE
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1856
Battery Point Light
NPS photo by James P. Delgado, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1856
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1965-1982
  • Automated: 1953
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK TOWER/GRANITE HOUSE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: FIFTH ORDER DRUMM, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1953
  • Height of Focal Plane: 77
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS PROPERTY OF DEL NORTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower?
NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1856
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: STONE
Other Structures: CARPENTER SHOP, STORAGE BUILDING (LEAN TO ATTACHED TO LIGHTHOUSE), 4 WATERTANKS (1904), OIL HOUSE (1880)

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: DEL NORTE COUNTY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #83001177
Name of Listing: CRESCENT CITY LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1982

Miscellaneous:
BUILT BEFORE SPANISH INFLUENCE ON LIGHTHOUSE DESIGN



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