Santa Cruz Breakwater Light

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Santa Cruz West Breakwater Light
Walton Lighthouse
Walton Light.jpg
Santa Cruz West Breakwater Light
Santa Cruz Breakwater Light is located in California
Santa Cruz Breakwater Light
LocationSanta Cruz Small Craft Harbor
United States
Coordinates36°57′38.5″N 122°00′08.0″W / 36.960694°N 122.002222°W / 36.960694; -122.002222Coordinates: 36°57′38.5″N 122°00′08.0″W / 36.960694°N 122.002222°W / 36.960694; -122.002222
Year first constructed1964 (first)
Year first lit2001 (current)
Constructionreinforced concrete tower
Tower shapetapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower with upper narrow green band
Tower height41.5 feet (12.6 m)
Focal height59.5 feet (18.1 m)
Range8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)
CharacteristicOc G 4s.
Fog signal1 blast every 30s.
Admiralty numberG4002
ARLHS numberUSA-1001
USCG number6-0300 [1]
Managing agentUnited States Coast Guard[2][3]

Santa Cruz Breakwater Lighthouse, is a lighthouse in California, United States, in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor in Santa Cruz, California.

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.[4]

The Santa Cruz Breakwater Lighthouse is not to be confused with the Santa Cruz Light about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the west above Steamer Lane.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Light List, Volume VI, Pacific Coast and Pacific Islands (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2012. p. 4.
  2. ^ Santa Cruz West Breakwater The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 16 June 2016
  3. ^ Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton), CA Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 16 June 2016
  4. ^ "Santa Cruz Lighthouse" Archived 2012-04-30 at the Wayback Machine.; September 2006. Accessed May 26, 2009.

External links[edit]