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Point Vicente Light

Point Vicente Light is a lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, north of Los Angeles Harbor. It is 67 feet (20 m) tall and stands on a cliff with a height of 130 feet (40 m). The lighthouse was built in 1926 using a Parisian Fresnel lens with a width of 5 feet (1.5 m), which had been in use in Alaska since its construction in 1886. The light was dimmed during World War II to prevent it being used by enemy ships, and in 1971 it was automated. The lighthouse is managed by the United States Coast Guard and is not usually open to the public, except for monthly tours and the annual "Whale of a Day" festival.

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