#951:  Light Stations of California, East Brother Light Station

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Off Point San Pablo, in Straits of San Pablo





No Plaque


There is no way to get closer to the island without taking a boat. I was not able to find any viewing point in the direction the sign pointed to. Tours to the island are available.

From the Guidebook:

East Brother is the oldest wood-frame lighthouse on the West Coast stilll fully operational and still in its historic configuration with functioning equipment. It was one of a group of twelve lighthouses similar but unique in design, built in California during the early 1870's. At the time it was built, it provided both a light and roof signal to guide boats ferrying mail, passengers, and freight between San Francisco and various island ports.

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