Search ||  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Name: East Brother Island Light   Map it!

Feedback to the database manager

Nearest Town or City:
Richmond, California, United States

Location: Off Point San Pablo, San Francisco Bay.

Click to enlarge: Photo    Large photo
Related Photos

Managing Organization:
East Brother Light Station

Telephone: 510-233-2385


Contact Address Information:
117 Park Place
California, 94801, United States

After the light was automated in 1969, local preservationists organized to preserve the station. The station is now operated as a bed and breakfast inn and the proceeds help maintain the property. Leased by U.S. Coast Guard to East Brother Light Station, Inc.

Tower Height: 48

Height of Focal Plane: 61

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: Square wood tower attached to keeper's house; buff colored.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Two story Victorian wood keeper's house integral to tower, 1874 wood fog signal building, assistant keeper's house, equipment building, cistern, water tank.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1874

Date Automated: 1969

Optics: 1874: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now FA 251.

Fog Signal: Originally steam whistles.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, bed and breakfast inn.

Open To Public? Yes.

From Marin: Cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Take the first exit past the toll plaza (Richmond Parkway), cross under the freeway, then take right on-ramp for I-580 west, heading back toward the bridge. Just before the toll plaza take Point Molate exit (right). Follow the signs to Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor. From East Bay: From I-80 (either direction) take San Rafael exit to I-580 west toward Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Just before toll plaza take Point Molate exit. Follow signs to Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Samuel M. Farran (1874-1880), George B. Koons (1880), Charles F. Winsor (1880-1887), P. J. Quinlan (1887-1894), John O. Stenmark (1894-1914), John P. Kofod (1914-1921), Herbert Luff (1921), J. Dunn (1921-1922), Willard Miller (1922-1942), J. S. McGrath (1942-1944), E. P. Perry (1944-?), Mickey Edward Thurman (Coast Guard, c. 1944-1947); FIRST ASSISTANTS: John Cawley (1874-1881), Joseph M. Page (1881-1883), Albert Tippett (1883-1886), Charles A. Paulson (1886-1888), Charles McCarthy (1889-1890), Martin Haave (1890-1893), James Anderson (1893-1901), Oscar Sellman (1901), Charles A. Paulson (1901-1902), John W. Astrom (1902-?), Andrew Szarnecke (1908-?), C. E. Clark (1909-1918), E. C. Easton (1918), D. O. Kinyon (1918-?), W. Monette (1919-?), A. H. Joost (1921), T. F. Brown (1921-?), F. L. Pike (1922-1926), Roy L. Murphy (1926-1928), Frederick S. Cobb (1928-1930), J. H. Sylvia (1930), W. J. Atkins (1931-1936), Earl Snodgrass (1936-1943), Frank Dacosta (1943-?); SECOND ASSISTANTS: P. Moran (1874-?), James Rankin (c. 1878), William McCarthy (1878-1880)

to Lighthouse Digest

USLHS Marker Fund

Lighthouse History
Research Institute

Shop Online

Subscribe   Contact Us   About Us   Copyright Foghorn Publishing, 1994- 2023 Lighthouse Facts       Lighthouse History