Tuesday, March 10, 2009

California's Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

There's just a fascination with lighthouses. Stationed on a wind-swept bluff, overlooking an infinity of open ocean, carrying out their assignment decade after decade. One such "light station" as they are now referred to (loses a lot of the romance if you ask us), is just north of Mendocino, California at Point Cabrillo.

The Point Cabrillo light has stood its solitary position for over 100 years. It has seen shipwrecks, survived the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and been "home" to countless light keepers and their families. Now California State Parks folks have cooked up a celebration commemorating the work of the lighthouse and its keepers. The most notable events are the Partnership Celebration on June 6th and the historic relighting of the Point Cabrillo Light on June 10th. These are two of the events which will provide visitors and guests with a rare opportunity to share a historical time with friends and family, while learning more about the legacy of Point Cabrillo.

“This is history in the making,” said Director Ruth Coleman of California State Parks. “It is only made possible by the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers and private donations from our partners that have been restoring and maintaining this incredible light station.”

“There are hundreds of stories to be told, here,” said Ron Eich, president, Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK). “We are very proud of the docents, families and interpreters who will share these stories with our visitors during this centennial celebration.”

For more information, phone the PCLK at (707) 937-6123.

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