Pigeon Point Lighthouse 147th Anniversary Celebration
November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Half Moon Bay History Association in exploring Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park during its 147th Anniversary Celebration.
On November 16, 2019, Pigeon Point has more to celebrate than ever! Recently, over $9 million was allocated in state funds for restoration of the historic lighthouse tower. After nearly 20 years of no visible signs of repair, work will begin soon.
Activities during the day include:
– small tours into the base of the tower
– guided grounds tours
– the opening of a new exhibit in the old fuel bunker
– viewing of existing exhibits, including the stunning first-order Fresnel lens
– a book signing by maritime author and historian JoAnn Semones
Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Pescadero, California
In December 2001 two pieces of the cast iron belt course, each weighing 300 pounds, broke away and fell to the ground. The tower has been closed to the public ever since.
The project to restore the tower and reopen it for public viewing is multi-organizational. California State Parks, as the property owner, is and will be involved with every aspect of the restoration effort. However, funding for a major project with only state funds is not feasible.
The California State Park Foundation raised the initial money that helped stabilize the structure, prepare the construction drawings, and protect the structure from further damage by replacing and refurbishing many windows and doors throughout the tower.
As the local cooperating association, Coastside State Parks Association has stepped up to help with fund-raising as well as completing smaller projects to raise the profile of this significant project.