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Bear Goes Everywhere, Point Vicente Lighthouse

#BearGoesEverywhere traveled to Rancho Palos Verdes to visit one of our amazing landmarks, “Point Vicente Lighthouse.”  This beautiful lighthouse was constructed in 1926 in the Rancho Verdes Peninsula and is located just north of the entrances to the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors.

 

During World War II, the light was dimmed to avoid aiding the enemy and was manned until 1971. The light was automated by a remote electronic system and had a foghorn to warn ships during times of low visibility.  Sadly, it was dismantled in the early 2000’s.

 

The tower is 67 feet tall and the masonry is built on the edge of a 130 foot cliff.  The Point Vicente Lighthouse is open for tours on the second Saturday of each month, 10am to 3pm.

 

The lighthouse is guarded by the Long Beach Coast Guard and the surrounding area is patrolled by Lomita Sheriff Station.

 

Lomita Sheriff Station was founded in 1969 and is staffed with 17 sworn personnel, 6 professional staff members and provides high quality public safety services and community oriented policing in the cities of Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes and San Pedro.

 

A special thank you to the members of the Coast Guard who allowed us access to take a great picture of the lighthouse.

 

Until next time, everyone stay safe and look out for the Bear in your city.