California Historical Landmarks in San Mateo County

California Historical Landmark 930
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point off Cabrillo Highway
Built 1872

California Landmark 930: Pigeon Point Lighthouse in San Mateo County
20 October 2004
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

This brick lighthouse was built to incorporate a French first order Fresnel lens. Although no longer used, the lens is still operable in the lantern room. Previously the lens had been installed at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It first flashed over the Pacific in November 1872, and the lighthouse has served continuously without structural modifications since that time.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 930
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard, October 8, 1980.

For more information about Pigeon Point Lighthouse, please see National Register Listing #77000337.
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