Oakland Harbor Light

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Coordinates: 37°46′52.69″N 122°14′37.65″W / 37.7813028°N 122.2437917°W / 37.7813028; -122.2437917

Oakland Harbor Light
U.S. Coast Guard Archive
Location Embarcadero Cove, California
Year first constructed 1890
Year first lit 1890
Deactivated 1966
Foundation Concrete Pilings
Construction Wood
Tower shape Square
Height ft
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens (removed)
Characteristic Fixed White
ARLHS number USA-560

Oakland Harbor Light is a former lighthouse, now a restaurant in Embarcadero Cove, California.


The original tower was built in 1890 at the entrance of Oakland Harbor. The wooden pilings on which the structure sat had deteriorated by 1902, and a larger replacement lighthouse was constructed on concrete pilings nearby, which began operation in 1903. The original structure was then sold and removed. In 1966, the lighthouse was replaced by an automated beacon and deactivated. It was eventually sold to a private party and relocated to Embarcadero Cove in Oakland, where it opened in 1984 as Quinn’s Lighthouse Restaurant. The lantern room was removed after deactivation in 1966, and was transferred to Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, California, where it continued to deteriorate and was replaced in 1996.

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