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St George Reef Lighthouse

Posted by on December 1, 2015
St George Reef Lighthouse is located six miles off the California/Oregon coast, 144 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Construction began in 1882 but was not completed until 1892 . The cost was the staggering sum of 19.8 million in today's dollars - twice the cost of any lighthouse ever built! Each of the 1,339 stones had to be shipped then shaped to fit perfectly. Many keepers requested transfers some having mental breakdowns. In 2007 it was commemorated on the 41 cent stamp. It is currently undergoing restoration and they hope to restore helicopter service in 2016 - the only such service to a lighthouse in the country. Although abandoned in 1975 St George Reef Lighthouse was  relit in 2012. The first picture shows construction  and the third is undated.  

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