Point Diablo Light

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Point Diablo Light
Point Diablo Light, California.jpg
The light seen from tour boat
Point Diablo Light is located in California
Point Diablo Light
Location Golden Gate
United States
Coordinates 37°49′13″N 122°29′58″W / 37.820171°N 122.499423°W / 37.820171; -122.499423Coordinates: 37°49′13″N 122°29′58″W / 37.820171°N 122.499423°W / 37.820171; -122.499423
Year first constructed 1923
Construction metal lamppost
Tower shape cylindrical post with small platform and light
Markings / pattern unpainted
Height 85 feet (26 m)
Original lens 2 lens lanterns
Current lens solar power
Characteristic Iso W 6s.
Admiralty number G4064
ARLHS number USA-974
USCG number 6-4250
Managing agent Golden Gate National Recreation Area[1] [2]

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


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.[3]

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  1. ^ Point Diablo The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 June 2016
  2. ^ California Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 13 June 2016
  3. ^ "Point Diablo, CA". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 

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