Did you Know – Point Loma Lighthouse Quick Facts

In preparation for Open Tower Day on March 22: George Bernard Shaw summed up lighthouses in a nutshell: “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve. They weren’t built for any other purpose.” At Cabrillo National Monument we use the Old Point Loma lighthouse to honor the memory of a class of … Continue reading Did you Know – Point Loma Lighthouse Quick Facts

Did You Know – Why Was Our Fair City Named San Diego?

Do you know why our city is named San Diego? From Bob Munson, Cabrillo Historian Spanish tradition was to name someone, or some place, after the saint who is the patron of the day the name was given (the “Saint Day”). . Capitan Sebastian Vizcaino, who mapped San Diego Bay in November 1602, gave it the name of Saint Didacus de Alcala whose Saint Day … Continue reading Did You Know – Why Was Our Fair City Named San Diego?

Did You Know – What Color Is the Lighthouse?

In honor of Open Tower Day next month, we wanted to start you off with some Old Point Loma Lighthouse information. Do you know what color the lighthouse is? Are you sure? Cabrillo Historian, Ranger Bob, says: The immediate answer to the title question seems quite obvious: white. But the complete answer is: yes and no. Read more… Continue reading Did You Know – What Color Is the Lighthouse?

Did You Know – VIP Voice News

Everyone, we are excited that Cabrillo is open again starting today! There is some news about the VIP Voice website. First of all you will notice that the annoying ads are now gone. Second, while this web address will still work, we have a new web address which might be easier to remember. Our new address is: CNMVIPVoice.org We will be changing all the current … Continue reading Did You Know – VIP Voice News

Did You Know – the VIP Voice is CNM Volunteers blog?

You can see upcoming events for the month, events such as Open Bunker Day, Weed Warriors, VNC Meetings, talks and walks.  You can also quickly view the tide charts for the month and get quick access to the Ebinder (the park’s comprehensive reference manual, a compendium of everything you could possibly need to know, and more, as a Volunteer or staff member).  And you can … Continue reading Did You Know – the VIP Voice is CNM Volunteers blog?