Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Added on by Dino Kužnik.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in the 19th century to guide the ships sailing along the Pacific Coast. It is supposed to be one of the oldest and tallest lighthouses on the American west coast and is still an active aid to navigation. In 2001 a piece of the lighthouse’s upper course iron belt broke and crashed to the ground. Since then the public tours of the lighthouse have been suspended. A restoration project of the entire lighthouse is under way, but it might take time before it is fully restored.
Our stop at the lighthouse was short, but in the gloomy weather the site looked like something from the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, with Cthulhu hiding under the reefs surrounding the lighthouse - who would want to miss something like that!
If you are ever driving along the California coast (south of San Francisco), I strongly suggest you make a stop and take in the sights.