Point Blunt Lighthouse

Angel Island, California - 1915 (1915**)

Photo of the Point Blunt Lighthouse.

History of the Point Blunt Lighthouse

The 1915 Point Blunt LighthousePoint Blunt Light (CG)

Angel Island had several lights on it. However, when I was there in January, the ferry service was shut down for the season. Since there was no way over there, I did the best I could with my telephoto lens and the roads around the area. The photo above is the light that sits on the southeast side of the island, which I learned is Point Blunt.

Directions: The lighthouse sits on the southeast end of Angel Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. When I was there in January of 1999, the ferry service to the island was shut down. Having no way to the island, I improvised and found a vantage point in Tiburon. From Highway 101 heading south, exit at Tiburon Blvd. (CA Route 131.) Follow this south for some ways until you come to Beach Road. Take Beach Road to Blanding Lane. From Blanding Lane (really skinny road) you will be able to see a light on the side of Angel Island. It is on the north west side of the island. I used a 500mm zoom lens, but a 1000mm would have allowed a better picture.



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Tower Information
Tower Height: Unknown
Focal Plane: 60'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 37.85325 N
*Longitude: -122.41922 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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