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YERBA BUENA ISLAND
(GOAT ISLAND) LIGHT


State: CALIFORNIA
Location: ISLAND IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Nearest City: SAN FRANCISCO
County: SAN FRANCISCO
U.S.C.G. District: 11
Year Station Established: 1875


Yerba Buena Island Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME W/IRON LANTERN
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1875
  • Present Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1886
  • Height of Focal Plane: 95
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: RECTANGULAR
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #91001096
Name of Listing: YERBA BEUNA ISLAND LIGHT STATION (LIGHT STATIONS OF CALIFORNIA MPS)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, CA-1554

Miscellaneous:
KEEPERS HOUSES DISTRICT COMMANDANT; FOG SIGNALS HAVE INCLUDED A BELL, STEAM WHISTLE, DIAPHONE, DIAPHRAGM HORN



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