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Name: Table Bluff Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Humboldt, California, United States

Location: Originally on the South Spit near entrance to Humboldt Bay, now at the Woodley Island Marina in Arcata Bay.


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Managing Organization:
Woodley Island Marina

Telephone: 707-443-0801

Website: http://humboldtbay.cnrs.humboldt.edu/marina/woodley.html
Email: woodleyisland@portofhumboldtbay.org

Contact Address Information:
601 Startare Drive
P.O. Box 1030
Eureka
California, 95502-1030, United States

Notes:
After the light was automated in 1953, the keeper's house was torn down and the lens went to Point Loma Light. The light tower remained in operation until 1972. It was restored and moved to Woodley Island in 1987. It is now at the Woodley Island Marina, part of the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District. The original lighthouse site ("Lighthouse Ranch") is now owned by the Bureau of Land Management. In 2012 the BLM demolished all of the remaining historic buildings at the site.

Tower Height: 35

Description of Tower: Square white wooden tower, formerly attached to keeper's house.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Oil house, fog signal building, carpenter shop.

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1892

Tower Moved?
1987

Date Deactivated: 1972

Date Automated: 1953

Optics: 1892: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now at Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum, 1410 Second Street in Eureka, phone (707) 444-9440. Open 11-4 Monday-Saturday.

Fog Signal: Originally steam whistle, then air siren.

Current Use: Part of marina.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
To the Woodley Island Marina: From Highway 101 in Eureka, take Highway 255 to Samoa. Take Woodley Island exit to Startare Drive. Follow to the end; the lighthouse is in the parking lot of the marina.

Keepers: Tony (Anthony ?) Schmoll (1892-?)

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