Point Piedras Blancas – Images of America


Images of America Book Series

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For thousands of years, Point Piedras Blancas, located along the central coast of California, has attracted people to its rocky, windswept shores. In ancient times, it was used by Native American cultures, with artifacts found dated to be 3,300 year old.

Since 1875, it has been the site of a First Order Lighthouse, warning ships to steer clear of its rocky shoals, a duty it continues to fulfill. In 1939 the U.S Coast Guard took responsibility of the Lighthouse and managed the services of coastal navigation and maritime safety. In 1977, and for the following 25 years, the light house served as a research center for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Services. To date, the lighthouse serves as a hub for a range of scientific and terrestrial and marine research projects with contributions from a range of agencies that aid in the preservation and understanding of the surrounding ecological systems. In 2001 the Bureau of Land Management has assumed management of the Piedras Blancas Light Station.

  • 128 Pages
  • Arcadia Publishing Inc.
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Black and White
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7385-5819-6
  • 9.25 Inches x 6.5 Inches

Authors Carole Adams and John Bogacki are both deeply involved with the efforts to restore Point Piedras Blancas. Adams is a volunteer at the Piedras Blancas Light Station, and Bogacki is a former site manager. They have created a visual representation of the story of Point Piedras Blancas using photographs, illustrations, and architectural drawings that are part of the Bureau of Land Management Piedras Blancas Light Station Collection. The authors’ proceeds go to the Piedras Blancas Light Station Association for restoration and education.

Additional information

Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.5 in
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