Lighthouse at night lit up with purple and gold with slideshow displayed on side of building.

Forward into Light Revisited

For those of you who were unable to attend the Forward into Light event celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment, we have brought the event to you. The event was well received at the park occurring over four nights. Ranger Julieanne put together a slideshow which was shown during the event on the side of the lighthouse. We are providing that slideshow as a … Continue reading Forward into Light Revisited

A blue-green drawing of a lady's head in profile against an orange background. The lady has wings on her head.

Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates Forward Into Light Event, Old Point Loma Lighthouse to Be Lit with Purple and Gold Lights to Celebrate Women’s History

San Diego, CA – Starting at sunset each night, Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, and Wednesday, August 26, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument will be illuminated with purple and gold lights to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The park will be open until 8:30 p.m. each night for visitors to enjoy the lights, learn about women’s history, and … Continue reading Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates Forward Into Light Event, Old Point Loma Lighthouse to Be Lit with Purple and Gold Lights to Celebrate Women’s History

Celia Sweet wearing a dark dress standing behind her daughter Verla in a white dress sitting on top of a roof aboard her boat, Relue with water behind them.

Notable Women of San Diego

Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment When Women Took the Vote By Karen Scanlon “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex…” so goes the text of this celebrated passage.  Women’s suffrage ended on August 18, 1920, culminating nearly a century of protest. Though she … Continue reading Notable Women of San Diego

Old newspaper article showing a drawing of Celia Sweet with her boat.

San Diego’s First Woman Bay Pilot

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we have a couple of stories for you to enjoy. This first one was written by Karen Scanlon about Celia A. Sweet. By Karen Scanlon How a young woman from Kansas became San Diego’s first and only federally licensed female bay pilot is a Sweet story.  Celia Aileen Rogers migrated west in the late 1800s … Continue reading San Diego’s First Woman Bay Pilot