Point Reyes Lighthouse (CA) closed until Oct. 6

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.

Point Reyes Lighthouse, from the National Archives (image 26-LG-66-60)

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.

Visiting Point Reyes Lighthouse requires walking down about 300 steps to the level of the lighthouse tower. May 2015 photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

You can read more about this story in the Marin Independent Journal by clicking here.

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