Workers are shown here this past August as they were taking down each of the ten 80-pound panels that went around the lantern of the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, California. The panels were refurbished as part of the restoration of the tower.
Lighted for the first time on February 1, 1855, the Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continually operating lighthouse in California, and it still has its original 3rd order Fresnel lens! The lighthouse is now home to a museum. (Photograph by Nancy McDowell, Docent Coordinator, Point Pinos Lighthouse)
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