The Pigeon Point Lighthouse has been shining it's light across the Pacific for 140 years! Come celebrate that amazing legacy with us, the California State Parks, and the Coastside State Parks Association on Saturday, November 17.
Take a docent-led historic tour of the grounds, see the original first order Fresnel lens on display in the Fog Signal Building, meet a local lighthouse author, listen to live music, watch a new video of lighthouse restoration efforts, or talk with representatives from Ano Nuevo State Park, Pigeon Point's Native Plant Restoration, California State Parks Foundation, and the Coastside State Parks Association.
From 11 a.m .- 3 p.m., the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel will host an open house. The Lighthouse String Band performs from 12 - 2 p.m., and from 3-4 p.m. hear sea chanties by the 5 M's. Local authors JoAnn Semones, Shannon Nottestad, Avis Boutell, and Nancy Frost will be on hand, with light refreshments available as well.
An icon of the Pacific coast, the Pigeon Point Lighthouse stands 115-feet tall. Named for the clipper ship Carrier Pigeon, which crashed near the point in 1853, the lighthouse is perched on a rocky, fog-veiled headland that's become a landmark for ships approaching the San Francisco Bay from the south.
If you can't make it out for the anniversary, visit on another weekend to explore the grounds around the lighthouse with a docent-led guided walk and learn about the history of Pigeon Point.
Novermber 17, 2012 10am-4pm
Stay at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, a historic, coastal hostel located next to a 140 year-old lighthouse.