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Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel collaborates in seabird restoration project

For 11 years the Common Murre Restoration Project has been restoring seabird colonies on a small seastack known as Devil's Slide Rock, on the San Mateo County coast just 15 miles south of San Francisco. The Devil's Slide breeding colony held close to 3,000 Common Murres (Uria aalge) as recently as the early 1980s, but was wiped out as a result of human-caused mortality.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel now offers free wireless Internet access

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel is now a wireless hot spot! With the installation of a new high-speed satellite and wireless network throughout the hostel, guests can now bring their laptops and surf the Internet for free. The wireless Ethernet even reaches the observation deck at the point, so you can whale-watch while you surf!

Annual lighting at Pigeon Point Lighthouse draws thousands of spectators

Each November, thousands of visitors gather to witness the annual lighting of the original first-order Fresnel lens at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and to celebrate the anniversary of the first lighting more than 130 years ago. The annual celebration, instituted by Hostelling International more than a decade ago, has become so popular that the California State Parks department now acts as master of ceremonies by inviting the U.S. Coast Guard to switch the lights, and local community and environmental organizations participate as well.

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