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Pacific Grove’s Point Pinos Lighthouse became a guide and a warning to ships of the nearby rocky California coast in 1855. It is the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. It’s first light source was a whale oil lantern. This was eventually replaced by lard oil then kerosene in 1880 and finally by electric lights in 1919. You can read more about the lighthouse and about Point Pinos (Punta de los Pinos) at this link.
Photo taken in 2007 with a Canon EOS D60 (an early model Canon DSLR camera), EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/250 sec at f/13, ISO 200 on Lexar Digital Film.