Santa Cruz Breakwater Light
Santa Cruz West Breakwater Light
|Location||Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor|
|Year first constructed||1964 (first)|
|Year first lit||2001 (current)|
|Construction||reinforced concrete tower|
|Tower shape||tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower with upper narrow green band|
|Tower height||41.5 feet (12.6 m)|
|Focal height||59.5 feet (18.1 m)|
|Range||8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)|
|Characteristic||Oc G 4s.|
|Fog signal||1 blast every 30s.|
|USCG number||6-0300 |
|Managing agent||United States Coast Guard|
The lighthouse is known as Walton Lighthouse because Charles Walton, a local businessman, contributed a significant part of the construction cost in memory of his late brother Derek Walton, who was a merchant seaman. The Walton lighthouse was built in 2001 with donations including $60,000 from Charles Walton.
- Light List, Volume VI, Pacific Coast and Pacific Islands (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2012. p. 4.
- Santa Cruz West Breakwater The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 16 June 2016
- Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton), CA Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 16 June 2016
- "Santa Cruz Lighthouse" Archived 2012-04-30 at the Wayback Machine. rudyalicelighthouse.net; September 2006. Accessed May 26, 2009.
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