Light House at Point Conception, California
Light House at Point Conception, California
Unsigned, June 1880
Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper
18 1/4" x 26 1/2"
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Coast Guard

More Lighthouses: Point Conception, California
Built in 1855 at the northern entrance to the Santa Barbara channel in California, the old light station at Point Conception was one of the most important navigation aids on the Pacific coast. By 1880 it was in serious disrepair and the next year Congress appropriated funds for its renovation and expansion. A new tower and lantern were designed as well as an oil room and keeper's watch in front. A duplicate foghorn was installed in the old fuel building.

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