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Name: Mile Rocks Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
San Francisco, California, United States

Location: San Francisco Bay, 1/2 mile north of Point Lobos.

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Photo: Collection of Jeremy D'Entremont
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

In 1966 the upper tiers of this lighthouse were removed, but one tier was left on top of the caisson and a helipad was added above that.

Description of Tower: Three-tier white steel tower on a steel and concrete caisson.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1906

Date Deactivated: 1966

Optics: 1906: Third order Fresnel lens (transferred to Old Point Loma Light in 1966).

Fog Signal: Compressed air fog whistle.

Current Use: Replacement beacon is an active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? no


The modern beacon can be seen from Lincoln Park in San Francisco.


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