California: Point Pinos Lighthouse

Point Pinos Lighthouse in Monterey

Rocky Coast across from Point Pinos

Red Buoy Light in Point Pinos Museum

The Point Pinos Lighthouse was built in 1855 to protect ships from Monterey’s rocky coast.  It is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West coast.  The building, lens, and prisms are all original to the building, although the cracked tower was rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.  In 1879 Robert Lewis Stevenson visited the area.  He wrote that the lighthouse keeper enjoyed the elegant pursuits of piano playing and oil painting.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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