Notes from the Light

There’s always something exciting happening at the Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. Peek around below for the most recent updates from Point Cabrillo’s staff, volunteers, visitors and board members…

Bruce Rogerson: A Lighthouse Down Under

Bruce Rogerson: A Lighthouse Down Under
On a recent trip to New Zealand I came across a most interesting lighthouse. The Akaroa Lighthouse is located today in the small village of Akaroa, a popular overnight destination[...]

Jen Lewis: Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter Book

Jen Lewis: Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter Book
As a longtime fan of lighthouses, any time I can get my hands on a book about the lives of the lightkeepers, I dive right in. Lenore Skomal's telling of[...]

Tanya Smart: Roger Thornburn Memorial

Tanya Smart: Roger Thornburn Memorial
Dear PCLK volunteers, friends and supporters, I am very sad to share the news that Roger Thornburn, one of our amazing volunteers, has ended his life’s journey. Roger and Nancy Thornburn were[...]

Jen Lewis: March Notes from the Light

Jen Lewis: March Notes from the Light
We just finished our first weekend of Whale Festival here at Point Cabrillo and we're all resting up from a busy two days of leading tours, spotting whales, interpreting the[...]

Jen Lewis: January Notes from the Light

Jen Lewis: January Notes from the Light
I can't believe we're already halfway through January, and getting ready for our Whale Festival season. It has been raining like crazy lately, and it's one of my greatest joys to[...]