Point Bonita Lighthouse located just north of San Francisco in the Marin Headlands. This photograph shows a close up of the griffins that act as rain spouts.
The original Point Bonita Lighthouse, a 56 ft. brick tower, was located too high. Unlike the East Coast of the United States, the West Coast has dense high fog, which leaves lower elevations clear. The original light was 306 ft. above sea level so the second order Fresnel lens was often cloaked in fog and could not be seen from the sea. In 1877, the lighthouse was moved to its current location at 124 ft. above sea level.
Point Bonita Lighthouse is the only light in America that can only be reached by crossing a suspension bridge.
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