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Encyclopedia > St. George Reef Light

St. George Reef Light is the official name of this lighthouse located off the coast of northern California near Crescent City. Its beacon and fog signal warned ships of the treacherous rocks and reefs nearby. The light's location was selected because the area had a history of serious maritime accidents. However, this site, battered by stormy waters, presented challenges to the designer as well as hazardous conditions for construction workers and, later, for lightkeepers. At a cost of more than $704,000, St. George Reef was the most expensive lighthouse built to that time. Unlike the typical lighthouse design by federal architect Ammi B. Young, which consisted of a separate keeper's cottage and light tower, the living quarters and light tower at St. George Reef Light were housed in the same structure. The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles [[List of Governors of California|Governor]] Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Crescent City is the county seat of Del Norte County, California. ...

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  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • Lighthouse Friends



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