Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Lens

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Lens (HM1ASI)

Location: Cambria, CA 93428 San Luis Obispo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 33.904', W 121° 5.825'

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This first order fresnel lens was manufactured in 1850 in France by Henry LaPaute. The clock mechanism was built in 1872 and the lens you see here was installed atop the lighthouse at Piedras Blancas in 1874.

In 1949 the lens was removed from the lighthouse when an aero-beacon was installed. At that time, through the efforts of Byron Boisen, Eddie Shaug, Guy Bond and Roland Houtz of the Cambria Lions Club, the lens was moved to the Lions Pinedorado Gounds.

During 1990-1994 the lens was renovated and the new lantern room and walkways were constructed on this site under the leadership of the Friends of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Lens.
Year Placed1996
Placed ByFriends of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Lens
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 672452 N 3937375
Decimal Degrees35.56506667, -121.09708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 33.904', W 121° 5.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 33' 54.24" N, 121° 5' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 Main St, Cambria CA 93428, US
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