The Pigeon Point Lighthouse stands tall and proud on the Central California coast, just north of Santa Cruz.
Built in 1872 it is the tallest lighthouse on the U.S. West Coast at 115 feet (tied with Point Arena)
Its lantern room once housed a First Order Fresnel lens, which after 100 years of service was replaced by an aero beacon. (I'd like to see an aero beacon last 100 years) The old-timey Fresnel lens was relocated to the fog signal building just behind the lighthouse and put on display there. Rumor has it the original lens will return to its rightful perch atop the lighthouse sometime in the next few years.
I used a KITE to fly the camera.
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