150th anniversary of Lighthouse Service

“Suitable observance of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Lighthouse Service was called for by a joint resolution of Congress, signed by the President on May 15, which was known as Public Resolution No. 16. By this resolution the week of August 7, 1939, was designated lighthouse week.”

Excerpt from https://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/h_USLHSchron.asp .

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1937 postcard view of the Point Fermin Lighthouse.

Note on postcard reads: “Built in 1876”, however, all other records indicate it was built in 1874.
Image and information from http://waterandpower.org/museum/Early_Views_of_San_Pedro_and_Wilmington_Page_1.html . Photo from Calisphere: University of California Image Archive .

To learn more about the Point Fermin and Cabrillo Point lighthouses near Los Angeles see: https://lighthousehistory.info/2015/04/25/los-angeles-lighthouses/ .

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