Battery Point Lighthouse

Battery Point Lighthouse

One of the first lighthouses on the California coast

The Battery Point Lighthouse was built by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1856. This Cape-Cod-style lighthouse, originally known as the Crescent City Light Station, was operated by station's keepers until 1953 when automation “took over.“ While much of Crescent City was destroyed in 1964 after the Good Friday earthquake off Anchorage, the lighthouse survived the tsunami waves generated by this Alaska earthquake.

The rocky islet off Battery Point, on which the lighthouse stands, is accessible via low-tide strolls. Depending on the tide pattern, the lighthouse and museum is open from April through September.

The lighthouse's mailing address is 577 H Strett, Cresecent City, CA 95531. The museum can be called at 707-464-3922.
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