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Point Cabrillo Light

Location: Between Cape Mendocino and Point Arena near Mendocino, CA
Photo by: Anita Ritenour
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

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About Point Cabrillo Light


The location of the light is Between Cape Mendocino and Point Arena. The nearest city is Mendocino, CA. The station was first established in 1909. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1909.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 81 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 22 nautical miles. The tower height is 47 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-450 (U.S.)

Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

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