Thursday, June 10, 2010


The Battery Point Lighthouse was one of the first lighthouses on the California coast built in 1856. The lighthouse is located on a small island just outside Crescent City's Harbor. The 45 ft (14 m) cylindrical brick tower on the roof of a 1-1/2 story granite keeper's house was inactive from 1965 to 1982. On December 10, 1982, the light in the lighthouse tower was lit again, and the Battery Point Lighthouse was listed as a private aid to navigation. Visits to the Battery Point Lighthouse and Island are only possible at low tides. Extreme care and caution should be used when crossing the two hundred feet between the mainland and island anytime wave action may cover the crossing area. The tower and a museum are opened to visits in season.