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Old Point Loma Lighthouse Pictures

Point Loma, San Diego California

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse was in operation at the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years, first lit on November 15, 1855. What seemed to be a good location 422 feet above sea level, however, had a serious flaw. Fog and low clouds often obscured the light.

On March 23, 1891 the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point.

Today the Old Point Loma Light House still stands watch over San Diego, sentinel to a vanished past. The National Park Service has refurbished the interior to its historic 1880’s appearance -- a reminder of a bygone era. Ranger-led talks, displays and brochures are available to explain the lighthouses interesting past.

These photographs were taken by Joseph A. Tyson.
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old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma, California
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma, California
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Front Entrance View
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old point loma lighthouse - san diego, ca
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - closeup of the light - san diego, california
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma, California
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma, California
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Front Entrance
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Close up of the light
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old point loma lighthouse - closeup of the light - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - entrance side view - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Close up of the light
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Front side view
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma, California
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old point loma lighthouse - entrance side view - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - entrance side view - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - entrance side view - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - entrance side view - san diego, california
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Front side view
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma, California
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
View from back
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
View from limestone bluffs
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old point loma lighthouse - closeup of the light - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
old point loma lighthouse - san diego, california
Whale Lookout Point
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
View from limestone bluffs
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse
View from trail to whale lookout
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For more information about the Old Point Loma Lighthouse please visit
the National Park Service at http://www.nps.gov/archive/cabr/lighthouse.html



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