Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

TITLE: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

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.
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

TITLE: Pigeon Point Lighthouse
CAPTION: 50 miles south of San Francisco, is one of the most picturesquely situated lighthouses on California’s Pacific Coast. The 115-foot tower was erected in 1871

Faro De La Paloma
a 50 millas de San Francisco, as uno de tos faras mas pinterescomente situadas en to costa del Pacifico en California. La tarre de 115 pies de altura fue erigida en 1871.

PUBLISHER: Photograh © 1966 and published by Rudolf K. Meyer
POSTMARK: None – Unused Standard Sized Postcard