*Although the lighthouse wasn't completed until 1855, Charles Layton was employed by the US Lighthouse Service to oversee its construction beginning in 1853.
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During World War II, the Point Pinos Lighthouse served as the headquarters for a Beach Patrol, charged with watching for invading submarines. During the winter of 1941-42 local residents standing on the beach could see a Japanese submarine attack a tanker in Monterey Bay.
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.