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EAST BROTHER ISLAND LIGHT

State: CALIFORNIA
Location: OFF POINT SAN PABLO /
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Nearest City: RICHMOND
County: CONTRA COSTA
U.S.C.G. District: 11 Year Station Established: 1874



NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1969
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK/WOOD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: BUFF
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 48
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FA 251
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 61
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR HORN/ORIG. STEAM WHISTLES
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2ND DWELLING, EQUIPMENT/CARPENTER SHOP, CISTERN, WATER TANK, DOCK

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/BED & BREAKFAST

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO EAST BROTHERS LIGHT, INC.

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #71000138
Name of Listing: EAST BROTHER ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1993

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES

Miscellaneous:



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