The Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1871 and is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast of the US. The point is named after the ship Carrier Pigeon that wrecked in this spot in 1853. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was closed in December 2001 when its rusting cast iron walkways and collapsing brickwork made it unsafe for visitors. The State of California has requested $250,000 for the State Park System to repair the historic site, but even if funds are available, repairs will take up to a decade to complete.
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