Sugar Pine Point Light

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Sugar Pine Point Lighthouse
Sugar Pine Point Light is located in California
Sugar Pine Point Light
Location Sugar Pine Point
Lake Tahoe
United States
Coordinates 39°03′41″N 120°06′50″W / 39.061266°N 120.113971°W / 39.061266; -120.113971Coordinates: 39°03′41″N 120°06′50″W / 39.061266°N 120.113971°W / 39.061266; -120.113971
Year first constructed 1921 (first)
Year first lit 1985 (current)[1]
Automated 1985
Deactivated 1985 (first)
Foundation metal platform
Construction steel pole (current)
wooden tower (first)
Tower shape pole with beacon on a platform (current)
square tower (first)
Markings / pattern white and red daymark
Height 4.5 metres (15 ft)
Focal height 4 metres (13 ft)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Fl W 4s.
ARLHS number USA-916
USCG number 6-8405
Managing agent Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park[2]

The Sugar Pine Point Light was a small lighthouse located on Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California, in the United States. The tower no longer stands, but a small post light marks the site. It is located within the bounds of Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.


In 1921, various commercial interests lobbied for the replacement of the Rubicon Point Light with a light on Sugar Pine Point. It was suggested that the light be housed in a small frame tower similar to the one at Rubicon Point, and that the characteristic light not be changed.

The light was apparently built, but was discontinued in 1935. It was relit the following year at a cost of $590.52.

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  1. ^ Sugar Pine Point Light Lorne’s Lighthouses. Retrieved 18 June 2016
  2. ^ Sugar Pine Point The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 18 June 2016

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