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Name: Carquinez Strait Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Vallejo, California, United States

Location: Originally 20 miles inland from mouth of San Francisco Bay.


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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
Glen Cove Marina

Telephone: 707-552-3236

Website: http://www.marina.org/cgi-bin/mra_website.cgi?marina=GLEN_COVE_MARINA

Contact Address Information:
2000 Glen Cove Rd.
Vallejo
California, 94591 , United States

Notes:
Carquinez Strait Light was replaced by an automated beacon at the end of a pier in 1951. The keeper's house survived but was badly vandalized. Investors had the keeper's house moved to Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, where it serves as the marina office and a yacht sales show room.

Tower Height: 30

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Three story keeper's quarters now in Vallejo. 30 foot lighthouse was attached to the house originally.

Date Established: 1910 (1/15/1910)

Date Deactivated: 1951

Optics: 1910: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Originally air sirens. Was also a test site for vertical mushroom trumpet fog signals.

Open To Public? Former keeper's house and grounds.

Directions:
From Route I-80 in Vallejo take I-780 East, exit onto Glen Cove parkway and go south. Turn left on Glen Cove Marina Road, follow to end. The marina grounds are open to the public.

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