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Battery Point (Crescent City) Lighthouse,
Crescent City, CA
*Dates of operation~~ 1856-1965, 1982-present
*Building Material~~ Brick tower, granite house
*Tower~~ 45 feet
*Elevation~~ 35 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ red trim
*Light Pattern~~ White flash every 30 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to tower), carpenter shop, storage shed, 4
water tanks, oil house
*Automated~~ 1953
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Fifth Order Drumm Fresnel
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ Del Norte County
*Waterway Location~~ Crescent City Harbor
*Significant Feature~~ Although major damage was incurred by Crescent City from the
Tsunamis created by the great Alaskan earthquake in 1964, the lighthouse received no
damage, whatsoever. Lighthouse is on an islet connected to Battery Point by a 200 foot long
isthmus. Visits to the lighthouse can only take place during low tide because the isthmus is
covered during high water marks.

       LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.delnortehistory.org/lighthouse

Video of lighthouse and surroundings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8YEPnzrN-4  

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=58

Aerial photos from Marinas.com
http://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/911_Battery_Point_%28Crescent_City%29_Light_CA_United_States
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