The interior of this lighthouse was gutted by an electrical fire in 1960. The light remains active but the interior has never been rebuilt. The lighthouse was auctioned under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000; in December 2006, it was purchased by Michael Gabriel of Carson City, Nevada, for $100,000.
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 54
Characteristic and Range: White flash every six seconds.
Description of Tower: Rust-colored (reddish brown), conical cast iron tower on cast iron and concrete caisson.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1882
Date Present Tower Built: 1882
Date Automated: 1960
Optics: 1882: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 300 mm solar powered optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: Mark Mighall (Coast Guard assistant, c. 1960).