Yerba Buena Light

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Yerba Buena Light
Goat Island
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Yerba Buena Lighthouse
Yerba Buena Light is located in California
Yerba Buena Light
California
Location Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco Bay
California
United States
Coordinates 37°48′26.27″N 122°21′44.29″W / 37.8072972°N 122.3623028°W / 37.8072972; -122.3623028Coordinates: 37°48′26.27″N 122°21′44.29″W / 37.8072972°N 122.3623028°W / 37.8072972; -122.3623028
Year first constructed 1875
Automated 1958
Foundation masonry basement
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern
Height 25 feet (7.6 m)
Focal height 95 feet (29 m)
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens
Characteristic Oc. W 4s.
Admiralty number G4140
ARLHS number USA-908
USCG number 6-4595
Managing agent

United States Coast Guard[1][2]

Yerba Buena Island Lighthouse
Nearest city San Francisco, California
Area 2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Stick/Eastlake, Lighthouse
MPS Light Stations of California MPS
NRHP Reference #

91001096

[3]
Added to NRHP September 03, 1991

Yerba Buena Lighthouse is a lighthouse in California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay on Yerba Buena Island, California

History[edit]

The island’s lighthouse connection began in 1873 when the Lighthouse Service moved the district's depot from Mare Island to the southeast side of Yerba Buena Island. In 1875 construction was completed on the 25-foot (7.6 m) tower with a fifth order Fresnel lens. In 1886 another fifth order lens replaced the previous one. In 1933, a tunnel was bored through Yerba Buena Island to serve as a link between the east and west sections of the Oakland Bay Bridge. The light was automated by the United States Coast Guard in 1958. It is currently an active aid to navigation and not open to the public. Now that the lighthouse is automated, the former keeper’s quarters are now the home of the Coast Guard District Commander.

Keepers[edit]

Head
  • N. D. Tuttle (1875 – 1877)
  • Reinhold Holzhuter (1877 – 1880)
  • John C. Linne (1881 – 1885)
  • George B. Koons (1885 – 1888)
  • John A. F. McFarland (1888 – 1892)
  • Henry Hall (1892)
  • John M. Nilsson (1892 – 1893)
  • Richard A. Weiss (1893 – 1904)
  • Herbert H. Luff (1904 – 1921)
  • John P. Kofod (1921 – 1928)
  • Albert N. Speelman (1928 – at least 1935)
  • Lemuel C. Miner (at least 1940 – 1943)
  • John J. Woyner (1943 – 1944)
  • Wayne R. Piland ( – 1946)
  • James C. Moore (1946 – 1947)
  • Fred Zimmermann (n/a)
  • Wayne R. Piland (1953 – 1958)[4]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Yerba Buena Island The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 18 June 2016
  2. ^ California Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 18 June 2016
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Yerba Buena, CA Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 18 June 2016

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