California’s coastline is 3,427 miles long, and since the 1850s, the state’s lighthouses have helped mariners navigate rough seas and fog.
After hundreds of shipwrecks and not long after California became a state, lighthouses began to appear along the coast. Between 1855 and 1856, 10 lighthouses were established, two more than were first authorized.
You can find a list of all California’s lighthouses past and present at lighthousefriends.com.
Sources: “2021 California’s Guiding Lights: A Lighthouse Journey Along the Coast” by Cecilia Smith, California Department of Parks and Recreation, lighthousefriends.com, Staff photos
Source: Orange County Register