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Cape Mendocino Light

 
Location: Point Delgada in Mel Coombs Park in Shelter Cove near Whitethorn, CA

About Cape Mendocino Light

The location of the light is Point Delgada in Mel Coombs Park in Shelter Cove. The nearest city is Whitethorn, CA. The station was first established in 1868. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1868.

The lighthouse is a white 16-sided pyramidal tower with 2 balcony levels. The tower height is 43 ft.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: No

Identification number: 6-480 (U.S.)

Cape Mendocino is the westernmost point in California. In 1948, after World War II, the original first order Fresnel lens was replaced by an automated rotating aerobeacon. In 1999, the lighthouse was restored and relocated to Shelter Cove near Point Delgada, California.


Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:59 am
Sunrise: 7:34 am
Sunset: 5:22 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:57 pm

Local Marine Forecast.


Small Craft Advisory is in effect until January 23 at 9:00PM PST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST TUESDAY... ...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... * WAVES....West swell 10 to 12 feet at 13 seconds tonight subsiding to 6 to 8 ft on Tuesday. Southerly wind waves will


Gale Watch is in effect until January 24 at 10:00AM PST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST TUESDAY... ...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... * WAVES....West swell 10 to 12 feet at 13 seconds tonight subsiding to 6 to 8 ft on Tuesday. Southerly wind waves will

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