Pigeon Point Lighthouse  LbNA # 4439

Placed DateMar 12 2003
CountySan Mateo
LocationHalf Moon Bay, CA
Planted ByRon    
Found By TJ_Mich
Last Found Sep 2 2003
Hike Distance?

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Letterbox

(Pescadero, California)

Difficulty: roadside
Planted by Ron on 3-12-03

*Reported missing 7-5-04

This letterbox commemorates one of the most beautiful light stations on the Pacific Coast. The dramatic structure was built in 1872, in an area rich in rugged scenery. See http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=533 for info.

First, a little math. The weight of the original Fresnel lens used here divided by 200 = "Y". The height of the lighthouse divided by 46 = "X".

Begin your search on State Highway 1, at the entrance to the light station. Drive "X" miles south on Hwy. 1 to a dirt road on the right. From the gate with the "no parking" signs, walk "Y" paces toward the beach. Inspect the base of a prominent fence post on your right.