Point Diablo Light

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Point Diablo Light
Point Diablo Light.jpg
The light seen from tour boat
Point Diablo Light is located in California
Point Diablo Light
Location 1.2 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, California
Coordinates 37°49′12″N 122°29′59″W / 37.82°N 122.49965°W / 37.82; -122.49965Coordinates: 37°49′12″N 122°29′59″W / 37.82°N 122.49965°W / 37.82; -122.49965
Year first constructed 1923
Year first lit 1923
Foundation Natural
Construction Wood
Tower shape Square
Height 80ft+
Original lens 2 lens lanterns
Current lens Solar paneled beacon
Characteristic white light, 3 s on, 3 s off
ARLHS number USA-974
USCG number 6-4250

The Point Diablo Light is a lighthouse in California, United States, about halfway between Point Bonita and Lime Point on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge, California

History[edit]

In 1923, the Lighthouse Service decided to mark this navigational hazard, and a small white shack with a pitched red roof was placed on the sloping point some eighty feet above the water. An array of solar panels now powers the modern beacon positioned atop the shack.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Point Diablo, CA". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 2011-12-21.