END OF SUMMER IN SIGHT—CHECK OFF "VISIT POINT CABRILLO"
National Lighthouse Day
is coming up on August 5th. Make plans to tour the lantern room
and the beautifully restored 3rd order Fresnel lens from 10 a.m. to 4
time for the half mile walk to the lighthouse. Tickets are $5.00 per
person; the fee supports the lighthouse maintenance fund. The tours are a
treat for the whole family but please note that children must be at
least 42 inches tall to participate. There will be one last lens tour for the summer on 9/23. More on Events page
had a bumper crop of visitors, school groups and adult tour groups.
Wonderful opportunities to interpret, instruct and welcome have been
plentiful. The work to keep these opportunities going is unrelenting but
spectacular restoration activity this summer is painting the Head
Keeper’s House! The good news is that we do not need a new roof, the old
one just needs a new coat of paint. We will be thrilled to witness the
transformation from faded pink to brilliant red. The rest of the house
will be painted as well.
iron railing around the lantern room has a short lifespan in the
challenging weather conditions of the Point. It needs to be replaced.
Our commitment to historic accuracy means it will look just the same but
we may try a less vulnerable material.
the painting department, we will also paint the exterior of the West
House (not the roof). The little building by the water tank (the one
missing a bunch of siding) is also being restored and will be
last but not least! The Smithy doors will be converted
slide-left-and-right barn doors so that we will have fewer issues with
opening and closing with a strong south wind!!
What else have we been working on that you can’t see?
started the process of planning and permitting to rebuild the Barn.
While construction will not happen immediately, there is that pesky
detail of raising money to pay for it, starting the process will help
us identify the width of that particular monetary problem.
HEAD LIGHTKEEPER'S HOUSE ORIGINAL 1909 BARN
Volunteers and Supporters are cordially invited to the annual PCLK
Volunteer celebration and recognition party on Sunday, September 17th!
We’ll start in the front yard of the First
Assistant Lightkeeper’s House at 1 p.m. This is our chance to mingle,
eat and appreciate the accomplishments of the last year. There will be
year the theme will be “Pizza and Potluck." Point Cabrillo
Lightkeepers Association will supply the pizza, and drinks. Volunteers
and supporters are asked to bring the usual delicious potluck items. In
the spirit of stewardship of the planet, we encourage everyone to save
on paper and plastic by bringing your own plates, cups and utensils.
We’ll have backup paper and plastic for those who forget.
Important! Please RSVP to (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we know how many pizzas to order. Let's not run out!
Support the Light
With Thanksgiving Coffee @ajustcup
Through our partnership with Thanksgiving Coffee Company, 25% of every
package of the Lightkeepers Blend sold will go directly to fund ongoing
maintenance and restoration at Point Cabrillo. That’s a donation of
$3.75 for every package you buy!
AUGUST 5TH LENS TOUR WON'T FIT YOUR CALENDAR?
On Saturday, September 23, 2017 we will offer the last
regularly scheduled tours of the season. There will be tours
of the Lantern Room and its 3rd order Fresnel lens.
Please donate if you can, /Online or PCLK, PO Box 641, Mendocino, CA 95460
To manage, protect, restore,
interpret, and provide public access to the historic Point Cabrillo
Light Station State Historic Park, and to assist State Parks in
maintenance of the historic structures and gardens.