Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (HM1S)

Location: Whitethorn, CA 95589 Humboldt County
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N 40° 1.341', W 124° 4.17'

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Lit Dec. 1, 1868, the light from its first order Fresnel lens swept 30 miles to sea. Decommissioned in 1951, the structure slowly began to inch toward the 422' cliff. The light was dismantled in 1998 and moved to Point Delgada, Shelter Cove by the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society. The lantern roof portion was airlifted by the Army National Guard. Funded during the Lincoln administration, the lighthouse is now a monument to those hardy and long-suffering keepers of the light and to the United States Coast Guard who served to keep people and ships safe.

Dedicated Sept. 30, 2000 by Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society in cooperation with County of Humboldt, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the Ancient and honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus Eureka Chapter 101
HM NumberHM1S
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByCape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 408736 N 4430785
Decimal Degrees40.02235000, -124.06950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.341', W 124° 4.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 20.46" N, 124° 4' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1083-1099 Lower Pacific Dr, Whitethorn CA 95589, US
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