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NOAA Photo Library Image - line3106

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, 27 miles north of Santa Cruz along Highway 1. The lighthouse was built in 1872 and is 115-feet high. Pigeon Point is named for the clipper ship CARRIER PIGEON which ran aground here on June 6, 1853. The Coast Survey Steamer ACTIVE assisted in rescuing the crew and passengers and transport ing them to San Francisco.

Image ID: line3106, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: California, Highway 1, south of Half Moon Bay
Photo Date: 2003 October
Photographer: Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (ret.)


Category: Coastline/West Coast California/Lighthouse/

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