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Santa Barbara Lighthouse

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California United States
34° 23' 45.96'', -119° 43' 19.2''
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Heavy rain throughout the day.
51℉ESE at 7 knots
Low01:47AM2.312ft
High08:04AM6.003ft
Low03:27PM-1.105ft
High10:01PM3.583ft
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Santa Barbara Lighthouse

Although the original lighthouse no longer stands here, a USCG-maintained light still shines from the steep cliff above the Santa Barbara Channel, just southwest of the main part of town.

History:

The first lighthouse was completed and manned here in 1856, but a strong earthquake in Santa Barbara in 1925 destroyed the lighthouse. A small steel tower now serves to hold an electric optic today.

Navigating in and Around the Lighthouse:

Use NOAA Chart 18725.

Characteristics: Flashing white every ten seconds with a focal plane 142 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tour Schedule:

The original lighthouse is no longer standing, and only a small steel tower serves to protect the light. The light is on the grounds of a USCG base and off limits.


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