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Leaky Battery


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Photo by: Photograph by William A Riggs.

California’s historic Battery Point Lighthouse has joined the ranks of other lighthouses around the country that have faced water leakage problems at one time or another.

Unfortunately water leakage problems are not always easy to fix and are always costly, especially at a historic lighthouse. Although the Battery Point Lighthouse has a couple of spots where it leaks, the most significant is in the tower. It seems that during heavy rain, water pours in just above the floor of the top landing of the lantern room.

A recent inspection uncovered a series of cracks in the brick walls and the lantern room floor is in bad shape, however there does not appear to be any structural damage to the lighthouse. It is estimated that it will cost $180,000 to repair the lighthouse which is open to the public from April through September.

Donations can be mailed to

Battery Point Lighthouse

577 H Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

This story appeared in the May 2010 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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