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A Lighthouse of California

CA 21 Alcatraz
latitude 37° 49' 34" N
longitude 122° 25' 19.7" W

July 30, 2007

The Baltimore firm of Gibbons and Kelly was awarded the contract to build seven lighthouses in California, at Alcatraz Island, Fort Point, Point Piños, Point Loma, Farallon Island, and Humboldt Bay, and one at Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in Washington State. The Alcatraz Lighthouse was completed in 1853 and is the oldest light in California.

The best way to see this light is from one of the Bay Tour boats. All the tour lines do a full loop around Alkatraz, so you'll get a good view of both the light and the prison. (G 4082)


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