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A Lighthouse of California

CA 32 Cape Mendocino
latitude 40° 1' 20.4" N
longitude 124° 4' 9.9" W

The light at Cape Mendocino was activated on December 1, 1868. The light was automated by the Coast Guard in 1951 and then abandoned in the 1970s. The old 1868 lighthouse was relocated in 1998 to Shelter Cove, and the original first order Fresnel lens was transferred to a replica in Ferndale, California where it sits in a replica tower at the entrance of the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. In 1998 a group of volunteers dismantled the lighthouse and reassembled it in Mal Coombs Park in Shelter Cove, California.

Cape Mendocino

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