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Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton) Light

Location: the north end of the Monterey Bay / entrance to Santa Cruz Harbor near Santa Cruz, CA

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About Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton) Light

The location of the light is the north end of the Monterey Bay / entrance to Santa Cruz Harbor. The nearest city is Santa Cruz, CA. The station was first established in 2001. The current lighthouse was first lit in 2001.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical structure.

The tower has a occulting green light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 8 nautical miles. The tower height is 42 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-300 (U.S.)

The lighthouse is known as Walton Lighthouse because Charles Walton, a local businessman, contributed a significant part of the construction cost in memory of his late brother Derek Walton, who was a merchant seaman.

Fog signal
HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl)

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

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