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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Driving down Highway One in CA you’ll pass all kinds of beautiful landmarks and natural vistas. Just north of Santa Cruz is the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. It’s 115 feet tall and was built in 1872. It used to assist passing ships with a 5 wick lard oil lamp reflected through 1000+ prisms. Today it is still an active US Coast Guard lighthouse but uses a modern “Aero Beacon” for lighting. In addition to lighting the way – this facility also offers an international hostel with a hot tub. Reservations can be made online.

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