Point Fermin Light

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Point Fermin Light
Pointfermin.jpg
Point Fermin building
Point Fermin Light is located in California
LocationPoint Fermin, California
Coordinates33°42′19″N 118°17′37″W / 33.7054°N 118.2937°W / 33.7054; -118.2937Coordinates: 33°42′19″N 118°17′37″W / 33.7054°N 118.2937°W / 33.7054; -118.2937
Year first constructed1874
Year first lit1874
Deactivated1942
FoundationBrick
ConstructionWood Frame
Tower shapeSquare Cylindrical
Height30 feet (9.1 m)
Original lensFourth order Fresnel lens
ARLHS numberUSA-621
USCG number6-0140
 
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Point Fermin Light
Pointfermin.jpg
Point Fermin building
Point Fermin Light is located in California
LocationPoint Fermin, California
Coordinates33°42′19″N 118°17′37″W / 33.7054°N 118.2937°W / 33.7054; -118.2937Coordinates: 33°42′19″N 118°17′37″W / 33.7054°N 118.2937°W / 33.7054; -118.2937
Year first constructed1874
Year first lit1874
Deactivated1942
FoundationBrick
ConstructionWood Frame
Tower shapeSquare Cylindrical
Height30 feet (9.1 m)
Original lensFourth order Fresnel lens
ARLHS numberUSA-621
USCG number6-0140

Point Fermin is a lighthouse on Point Fermin in San Pedro, California.

History[edit]

The lighthouse was built in 1874 and designed by Paul J. Pelz, who also designed Point Fermin's sister stations, East Brother Island Light in Richmond, California, Mare Island Light, in Carquinez Strait, California (demolished in the 1930s), Point Hueneme Light in California (replaced in 1940), Hereford Inlet Light in North Wildwood, New Jersey, and Point Adams Light in Washington State (burned down by the Lighthouse Service in 1912), all in essentially the same style. The original fourth order Fresnel lens was removed in 1942 and a wood replica lantern was installed in 1974. The lighthouse was saved from demolition in 1972 and refurbished in 1974, and a new lantern room and gallery were built by local preservationists. In 1972, the light was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Historical Information from Coast Guard web site:

The original Fresnel lens from the lighthouse, removed in the 1940s, had been missing for decades. After being found and positively identified, on November 13, 2006 the lens was relocated to a display in the restored lighthouse museum from the real estate office of Louis Busch in Malibu, California where it had been on display.[1]

The lighthouse is open daily except Monday and holidays.

In June 2011, the General Services Administration made the Point Fermin Light (along with 11 others) available at no cost to public organizations willing to preserve them.[2][3]

See also[edit]

U.S. Coast Guard Archive

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