We’re a bit late posting this, but California’s 148-year-old Point Reyes Lighthouse, at the westernmost point in Marin County, is undergoing some much needed renovation and will be closed until October 6, 2018.
The repairs include rust removal, stabilization of the lighthouse structure, repaving an access road, and improving accessibility with paths and an observation deck. The visitors center is being upgraded, and the magnificent first-order Fresnel lens is being restored, with each of the 1032 prisms being worked on individually.
You can read more about this story in the Marin Independent Journal by clicking here.
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.