Author: Betsy Frey

On Saturday, September 28, 2019 we will offer the last regularly scheduled tour of the brilliant 3rd order Fresnel lens for the season.  This is a splendid opportunity to visit the Lantern Room and the beautifully restored operational 3rd order …

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In recognition of National Lighthouse Day, on Saturday, August 10, 2019 we will offer a tour of our Lantern Room and its 3rd order Fresnel lens. On the seventh of August in 1789 Congress approved an act that provided for …

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To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Lighthouse, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 we will offer tours of the brilliant 3rd order Fresnel lens.  The light was first lit on a June evening in 1909, by William Baumgartner, the Head …

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On Saturday, May 4, 2019 we offer tours of the brilliant 3rd order Fresnel lens.   With luck, we will also see the last of the gray whales migrating north, possibly including some mother-calf slowpokes. This is

The eastern Pacific gray whales pass by Point Cabrillo twice, on their southward journey from mid-December into February, and again going north between February and early May. They do not migrate simultaneously, and not all the whales make it all …

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  Whether you are a new or existing volunteer or want to explore new opportunities at Point Cabrillo Light Station, we offer docent training classes each year before Whale Festival (March 3-4 and 17-18). The 2018 schedule of classes appears …

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Stay on the Mendocino coast in one of our vacation rental homes. We have two larger houses and two smaller cottages available for overnight stays. Select one or more for your reunion, holiday, or vacation. Rentals are managed by Mendocino …

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Dear PCLK Volunteers, Friends and Supporters, As we look forward to a New Year, it is once again my privilege and honor to report all the amazing activities that were made possible by you, our wonderful volunteers, friends and supporters. …

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Support our Lighthouse on Small Business Saturday, November 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, extended hours 10 am until 5 pm.  It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like …

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On Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm there will be a presentation on gray whales at the Fort Bragg campus of Mendocino College. The speaker is Dr. James Sumich of Oregon State University.  His subject is  “Gray Whale Populations: the …

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