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  1. Pigeon Point’s 115-foot tower shares the title of tallest west coast lighthouse with California’s Point Arena Lighthouse. The first-order Fresnel lens used in Pigeon Point Lighthouse was manufactured in Paris by the firm of Henry Lepaute and is made of 1,008 separate prisms. Revolving at a rate of one revolution every four minutes, the lens’ twenty-four flash panels produced a characteristic of one flash every ten seconds. The jewel-like lens was not introduced to lighthouse service at Pigeon Point. It first served in Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (an older tower, not the current one) until it was extinguished during the Civil War, removed from the tower, and later recovered and transferred to Pigeon Point. The small building attached to the base of the tower contains an office on one side and an oil storage room on the opposite side of the central hallway. In 1909, a separate oil house, which now contains informational displays, was built away from the tower as a safety measure for storing the volatile kerosene fuel that was introduced as the illuminant in 1888 in place of lard oil.@pigeonpointlightstationshp #roadtrippin #ocean #water #coast #california #history #instapic #ig_cameras_united #ig_masterpiece #igaddict #ignation #ig_captures #ig_worldclub #igersoftheday #instahub #instapic #instagram #ig #iger #igers #ighub #igdaily #igmasters #instagood #instalike #instamood #killeverygram #justgoshoot #photography #iphone #iphoneonly

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