Dennis Tarmina and Daniel Gho presented an update on Point Pinos Lighthouse restoration to the Pacific Grove City Council on Wednesday February 15. They thanked donors and recognized volunteers in attendance. Dennis stated that progress on restoration is going well and, while there are currently funds for restoration, upcoming restoration projects, namely a restroom and a gift shop, will require additional funding. No tax dollars are being used.
Pictures and captions on our volunteer crew's massive restoration efforts.
Tour the lighthouse five days a week, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM weekdays and weekends.
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Point Pinos still has its original Fresnel lens, which was manufactured by Leturneau & Lapaute in Paris, France at a cost of $3810. The lens was then shipped "around the horn" (of South America) to San Francisco and brought overland to Point Pinos.
90 Asilomar Avenue (near Lighthouse Ave.) Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
The Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, California, is maintained by an all-volunteer staff of restoration experts, docents, and historians. As with all active lighthouses and aids to navigation, the actual electric light itself is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.