Lime Point Light

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Lime Point Light
Lime Point Light.jpg
Lime Point Light below the Golden Bridge
Lime Point Light is located in California
Lime Point Light
Location Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco
United States
Coordinates 37°49′32″N 122°28′42″W / 37.825447°N 122.478321°W / 37.825447; -122.478321Coordinates: 37°49′32″N 122°28′42″W / 37.825447°N 122.478321°W / 37.825447; -122.478321
Year first constructed 1883 (fog signal station)
1900 (first)
Year first lit 1961 (current)
Automated 1961
Deactivated 1961 (first)
Construction brick building (first)
Tower shape square prism tower (first)
post with beacon (current)
Height 20 feet (6.1 m)
Focal height 15 feet (4.6 m) (current)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Fl W 5s. (current)
F W (first)
Admiralty number G4072
ARLHS number USA-434
USCG number



Lime Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse in California, United States, on northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge.


U.S. Coast Guard Archive

The lens lantern at Lime Point was hung on the wall of the fog signal building at a height of 20 feet above the water. When the Golden Gate Bridge was completed in 1937, a fog horn and light were placed at the base of the bridge’s south tower, making the Fort Point Light unnecessary. However, Lime Point Lighthouse was located next to the base of the north tower, and remained an effective position for a light and fog horn. Lime Point was automated by the United States Coast Guard in 1961, and the three-story dwelling and other buildings were torn down, leaving only the fog signal building.

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  1. ^ Lime Point The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 10 June 2016
  2. ^ California Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 10 June 2016

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