CAPTION: The point itself was actually named for an earlier shipwreck, that of the Carrier Pigeon in 1853. After three more wrecks in the 1860’s the San Mateo County Gazette wrote: “No other one place on the Pacific Coast has proved so fatal to navigators as this locality … all of the vessels that have been lost in the vicinity of Pigeon Point have been wrecked in consequence of dense fogs which prevented the land from being sighted until the vessels were among the breakers.” First lit in 1872, the lighthouse prevented many disasters, but not all. Seen here in 1934. POSTCARD ID: 3 PUBLISHER: www.mostcards.com POSTMARK: None, Not Used Postally.
TITLE: Aerial – Point Sur Lighthouse CAPTION: This exceptional view, from seaward, clearly shows the strategic location of Point Sur Lighthouse and massive cliffs along State Hiway 1 in Monterey County, Calif. Staffed and operated by the Coast Guard.
Color photo by Randy Larson POSTCARD ID: C11067 PUBLISHER: Distributed by Bell Magazine Agency, Monterey, Calif POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard
TITLE: Point Vincente Lighthouse CAPTION: on the southwest tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula offers unrestricted view of the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. POSTCARD ID: None PUBLISHER: Union Oil Companies
Natural Color Scens of the West
Tour the West with UNION POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard
TITLE: Golden Gate and Fort Winfield Scott, Fort Point, San Francisco CAPTION: None POSTCARD ID: 1005 PUBLISHER: Britton & Rey, Lithographers, S.F.
Publishers of Pictorial Post Cards POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard
TITLE: On the Road to Old Spanish Lighthouse, San Diego, Calif. CAPTION: None POSTCARD ID: 4742 and R-59143 PUBLISHER: Published by H.L. Christiance, San Diego, CAL. POSTMARK: None – Unused Standard Sized Postcard
TITLE: Heavy Surf and Mile Rock Lighthouse at Entrance to “The Golden Gate.” San Francisco, California CAPTION: NONE POSTCARD ID: 58 & 43703 PUBLISHER: Scenic View Post Card Co., 667 Mission St., San Francisco, Cal. POSTMARK: Burlingame, Calif. AUG 16 1950