Point Blunt Light

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Point Blunt Light
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U.S. Coast Guard Archive
Point Blunt Light is located in California
Point Blunt Light
Location Angel Island, California
Coordinates 37°51′11.23″N 122°25′8.64″W / 37.8531194°N 122.4190667°W / 37.8531194; -122.4190667Coordinates: 37°51′11.23″N 122°25′8.64″W / 37.8531194°N 122.4190667°W / 37.8531194; -122.4190667
Year first constructed 1915
Year first lit 1956
Automated 1976
Construction Concrete
Tower shape Square Building
Markings / pattern white
Height 60 feet (18 m)
Original lens order Fresnel lens
Characteristic green flash every 5 s. Emergency light of lower intensity when main light is extinguished. HORN: 1 blast ev 15s (2s bl).
Admiralty number G4119
ARLHS number USA-617
USCG number 6-4335

Point Blunt Light is a lighthouse on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, California.

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Point Blunt Lighthouse was established in 1915. The lighthouse was automated in 1976.

From Coast Guard web site in 1970, before the lighthouse was automated: "Point Blunt Light was originally maintained by personnel at Angel Island Light Station at Point Knox until 1960. In 1960 a new watch room was constructed at Point Blunt which afforded a view of the entire San Francisco Bay. With the new watch room and new quarters completed in 1961 at Point Blunt, the Coast Guard moved the personnel from Angel Island Light Station.

Point Blunt, July 2007

Personnel at Point Blunt operate their own light and fog signals. The station also provides special direction finder calibration services as requested. Four family units, 3 bedrooms each, are at Point Blunt. Two units are Coast Guard owned, two are leased from the State of California. One unit is occupied by the Officer in Charge and his family. The other units are presently being utilized by the married crew members and their families. One small boat is assigned to the station. A pickup truck is assigned. Point Blunt Light Station rates a BM1 as Officer in Charge, plus one EN2, one FN, and one SN."

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