Fort Bragg’s Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Offers Lens Tours Saturday, May 7

Just a few days a year, the U.S. Coast Guard authorizes its auxiliary to take people up in the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse to see the 1909, British-made Fresnel (fra-nel) lens up close and personal. The cost is only $5 and you get a fantastic view from the top of one of America’s last original lighthouses […]
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3rd Order Fresnel Lens
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse’s 3rd Order Fresnel Lens

Just a few days a year, the U.S. Coast Guard authorizes its auxiliary to take people up in the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse to see the 1909, British-made Fresnel (fra-nel) lens up close and personal. The cost is only $5 and you get a fantastic view from the top of one of America’s last original lighthouses operating as a federal aid to navigation.
Tours will be from 10am – 4pm. Unlike past tours where you go in a group, you just pay and are allowed to go up on your own with Auxiliarists on each level to guide you and answer questions. Kids must be 42 inches tall. Park in the visitor parking area off Point Cabrillo Drive and walk down the hill (1/2 mile). There’s a gift shop with the great stuff (bring your wallet), two museums and a marine aquarium filled with tide pool creatures. Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park is only 10 minutes south of Fort Bragg. This is part of Heritage Days of Mendocino County.

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