Oakland Harbor Light

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Oakland Harbor Light
Oakland Harbor Light at Embarcadero Cove by U.S. Coast Guard Archive
Oakland Harbor Light is located in California
Oakland Harbor Light
Location Embarcadero Cove
United States
Coordinates 37°46′53″N 122°14′38″W / 37.781335°N 122.243817°W / 37.781335; -122.243817Coordinates: 37°46′53″N 122°14′38″W / 37.781335°N 122.243817°W / 37.781335; -122.243817
Year first constructed 1890 (first)
1903 (second)
Year first lit 1966 (current automated beacon at the end of the pier)
Automated 1966 (current)
Deactivated 1966 (second) and relocated
Foundation concrete pilings (second)
Construction wooden tower (second)
Tower shape square on the center of keeper’s house (second)
Markings / pattern white tower (second)
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens (removed)
Range 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Fog signal struck every 5s. (bell)
blast every 15s. (diaphone)
ARLHS number USA-560
Managing agent Quinns Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub [2] [3] [4]

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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  1. ^ Oakland Harbor Lighthouse See California. Retrieved 12 June 2016
  2. ^ Oakland Harbor Lighthouse See California. Retrieved 12 June 2016
  3. ^ Oakland Harbor The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 12 June 2016
  4. ^ California Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 12 June 2016

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