Loading, please wait...

Point Arena Lighthouse - (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) by Merita S Whatley (Paperback)

Point Arena Lighthouse - (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) by  Merita S Whatley (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Point Arena Lighthouse - (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) by  Merita S Whatley (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Shipping
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 127

Genre: History

Series Title: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

Book theme: State & Local, West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

Author: Merita S Whatley

Language: English

Street Date: July 29, 2013
TCIN: 78573406
UPC: 9780738599663
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-3660

Description

The low rumbles of the fog signal and flashing beam of light from the powerful lens have guided mariners away from the perilous waters surrounding Point Arena Lighthouse since 1870. After the great earthquake in 1906 and the rebuilding of the tower in 1908, Point Arena s navigational aids continued to warn ships away from the peninsula off Northern California s Pacific coastline. The original tower was replaced with a concrete cylindrical tower that rises 115 feet from the headland. This became the first lighthouse tower in the United States constructed with materials found to be superior to the stone and masonry lighthouse structures of the past. The new tower, crowned with a nearly 13,000-pound first-order Fresnel lens, sent a beam of light 20 miles out to sea and continued alerting ships of the dangers just offshore."
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.