Año Nuevo Island

Año Nuevo Island (HM1QRJ)

Location: Pescadero, CA 94060 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.136', W 122° 18.441'

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Año Nuevo Island wasn't always an island! The first Spanish explorers to sail past this place named it Punto Año Nuevo or New Year's Point. The long jutting point has eroded since the 1600s. It is now an island separated from the mainland by a rough and dangerous channel.

Historic Lighthouse Station

Lighthouse stations were essential for protecting life and property along treacherous coastlines.
The run-down buildings you see are the last remains of the lighthouse station. Living quarters for two families were built with picket fences around the yards to keep out the seals. A rain water basin, cistern, and tank supplied fresh water The families lived on the island year round.
After protecting the coast for 76 years, the station was decommissioned in 1948 when the lighthouse's functions were automated offshore. Seals, sea lions, and birds quickly took over the place. The weather-beaten structures, as well as the island and its wildlife, are protected as a part of the Reserve.
Placed ByAño Nuevo Interpretive Association
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Date Added Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 561533 N 4108290
Decimal Degrees37.11893333, -122.30735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.136', W 122° 18.441'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 8.1600" N, 122° 18' 26.4600" W
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Area Code(s)650
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near New Years Creek Rd, Pescadero CA 94060, US
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