West Coast Lighthouses forum: Shelter Cove, Calif.

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ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 11, 2010 2:28 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
"In 1999, a large helicopter lifted the lantern off the historic but badly deteriorated Cape Mendocino Lighthouse and flew it 25 miles south, to the resort village of Shelter Cove. The rest of the lighthouse, disassembled at the site, soon followed by truck. Within a year the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society had restored, painted and fitted new glass into this 139-year-old sailor's beacon. It now sits at Mal Coombs Park at the tip of Point Delgado. The Cape Mendocino Lighthouse has a rich history as a signal of warning in some of the Pacific"
http://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/183_Shelter_Cove_Lighthou...

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ImageKelli
Apr 13, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
I'm glad they saved it, but it looks kind of odd in a parking lot.
ImageCalif_Sue
Apr 13, 2010 12:29 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
LOL, I agree, it would have been nicer if it had been placed closer to the cliff edge.
ImageKelli
Apr 13, 2010 12:41 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
Well, at least it won't wash away in a storm. Smiling
ImageWindigo
Apr 13, 2010 4:54 PM CST
Name: Deb
It's always good to hear of lighthouses being saved. Thanks for posting.

Deb

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