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Point Bonita Lighthouse,
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The Point Bonita Lighthouse was built in 1855 to mark the entrance of the San Francisco Bay for Sailors coming from the South.
The Lighthouse is currently maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard today as a navigational aid to assist captians
and sailors safely through the tricky and sometimes dangerous waters at the mouth of the Bay. Modern navigation charts illustrate lighthouses with a number next to
them indicating their unique pattern of fog horn blasts and light patterns. The Point Bonita Lighhouse sends out two sound blasts
in heavy fog every 30 seconds. Sir Francis Drake, in his orginal exploration of the Northern California coast, missed the
San Francisco Bay because of heavy fog. Fog makes sound travel further, and the denser the fog, the further it travels. The foghorns are a distuingishing sound guiding safe passage
for ships before GPS and Radar.
SPEND THE NIGHT ON A LIGHTHOUSE!
EAST BROTHERS LIGHT STATION
A Bread and Breakfast on a Island!
East Brother Light Station is a beautifully restored Victorian Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast inn perched atop an island in the straits that separate San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. It is operated by a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation for the benefit of the public.
Visit their Web site for more information and to make reservations.
footnote: list and information above taken from "Inventory of Historic Light Stations" , National Park Service National Maritime Heritiage Program.
Visit: Inventory of Historic Light Stations California Lighthouses
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Most of our expeditions begin by passing under the Golden Gate Bridge and past the active Point Bonita Lighthouse, one of America's Historical Lighthouses.
Point Bonita Lighthouse© www.sfbayimages.com
Fresnel Lens from the Angel Island Lighthouse. Photo Taken in the Angel Island Musuem. Angel Island is also an interesting destination here on the San Francisco Bay.
Farallon Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens: ORIGINAL FIRST ORDER LENS TRANSFERRED FROM TREASURE ISLAND MUSEUM TO SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NHP MUSEUM FOR DISPLAY AT VISITOR CENTER ACROSS FROM THE HYDE STREET PIER
Note: This musuem also has many other interesting displays on the Farallon Islands.
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