Pigeon Point Lighthouse


“Pigeon Point Lighthouse” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tooth by David Smith. Artistic perspective looking slightly upwards accents the height of the well known lighthouse. Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. On the night of June 6, 1853, the clipper ship Carrier Pigeon ran aground 500 feet off shore of the central California coast. The area is now called Pigeon Point in her honor.


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