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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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The original Point Loma Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located on the Point Loma peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. It is situated in the Cabrillo National Monument. It is no longer in operation as a lighthouse but is o

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego , CA 92106
Open to the public: Yes

https://www.sandiego.gov/digital-ar...

Lat: 32.708462
Lon: -117.249260

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Demographic Rank: 5
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 8
Evidence: 0
Resources: 12
Retrievals: 1358
Vistor Rating: 0.0
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History

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On September 28, 1850, just 19 days after admitting California to the Union, Congress appropriated $90,000 to construct lighthouses along the California coast. A second appropriation of $59,434 was made in 1854 to complete the job. Lighthouses were designated for Alcatraz Island, Point Conception, Battery Point, Farallon Island, Point Pinos and Point Loma.

A site was chosen in 1851 near the summit of Point Loma. The contract was given to the Washington, D.C. company Gibbon and Kelley. The local supervisor was William J. Timanus.

Construction was begun in April 1854, when a shipment of materials arrived from San Francisco. The lantern and lens had to be ordered from Paris and arrived in August 1855. The lighthouse was completed by October 1855 and was lighted for the first time at sunset November 15, 1855. It was designated light number 355, of the Twelfth United States Lighthouse District

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Stories

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The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is a two story building that first began operations in November of 1855. The lighthouse operated for almost 40 years before operations ceased. The lighthouse did serve as a family home.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse serves as both a landmark and a tourist destination. Many people visit to see how the family lived and possibly to encounter some ghostly activity. When it was considered one of the actively haunted places in San Diego people believed they saw the ghost of Captain Robert Decatur Israel, the last lighthouse keeper at the site.

Odd noises, moaning, and footsteps were common activity experienced by visitors.

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There have been reported incidences of heavy footsteps and breathing, cold spots in some areas and eerie feelings of being watched or someone standing behind you. Some believe the spirits of Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo (who this park was named after) and Captain Robert Israel (the last lighthouse keeper) watch over this historic lighthouse.

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3057 08/02/2019 sdonley The apparition of Captain Robert Decatur Israel has been seen.
3058 08/02/2019 sdonley Odd noises have been heard.
3059 08/02/2019 sdonley Moaning noises have been heard.
3060 08/02/2019 sdonley Disembodied footsteps have been heard.
3061 08/02/2019 sdonley Cold spots have been reported.
3062 08/02/2019 sdonley People have reported the feeling of being watched.
3063 08/02/2019 sdonley People have reported the feeling like someone was standing behind them.
3064 08/02/2019 sdonley The apparition of Juan Cabrillo has been seen.

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Wikipedia Entry
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Point Loma Lighthouse | Ocean Beach San Diego CA
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Located on the military base at the southern tip of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse (built in 1855) served as a beacon for sailors for centuries, and today serves as a link to our past. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years. At dusk on November 15, 1855, the light keeper climbed the winding stairs
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35 reviews of Old Point Loma Lighthouse "Loving the old lighthouse. The lighthouse is now a little museum. It is a 2 story Cape Cod styled building. The interior is a staged time capsule of what it looked like in the 1880s. It is pretty neat to…
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