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.
a very wet and long winter, painting did happen. The Head Lightkeeper’s
House, cottage and parts of the Second Assistant’s House received new
coats of paint. Most noticeable is the newly brilliant red roof of the
Head Lightkeeper’s House which shines for ships at sea and visitors on
land. Work on the Lighthouse lantern room deck was also started with
more to come in 2018.
for 2018 include the entrance floor and exterior of the Lighthouse.
Less visible to visitors will be the ongoing progress on plans to
rebuild the historic barn.
PCLK Board met to update our planning documents and discuss the future
of the PCLK and Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park.
Planning for the future, while not as exciting as painting buildings, is
an important part of preserving the past and continuing the progress
should not take for granted the day to day activities for which we are
known, as these are our most spectacular accomplishments. We are proud
that the Lighthouse, First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House and Marine
Science exhibit are open every day of the year and give thanks to our
Retail Docents for enabling this to happen. Our Education Program staff
illuminate the natural and cultural history of Point Cabrillo for more
than 1000 students every year. The aquarium in the Marine Science
Exhibit is healthy and thriving thanks to the volunteers and staff who
care for it. The whales showed up for our annual Whale Festival and
helped us fund the Education Program. History Docents led groups large
and small in tours from April through October. Our volunteers came to
share food and stories with each other at the annual picnicin
September. Our “routine” creates our success and is the reason that
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park
behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for all the work
you did this past year. Whether you are new to our organization or a
volunteer with thousands of hours, every accomplishment is due to your
dedication and support.
Tanya Smart, President
Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association