The Bunker Gets A Wall Repaired

By Ken Glaze On November 9, the Channel Islands National Park Historic Preservation Crew began work to repair an area of concrete “spalling” near the entrance door. Here is what happened: concrete is not waterproof, so water filters through it.  In the case of the bunker, rain tended to collect over the door which caused the water to soak through the concrete the most right there.   … Continue reading The Bunker Gets A Wall Repaired

In the Hills of Point Loma

By Karen Scanlon   Scattered in the hills over Point Loma’s military reservation are the concrete remains of 12 artillery batteries, and 15 searchlight bunkers. Some of these 60-inch GE carbon-arc lights were kept in camouflaged buildings and rolled into position along narrow-gauge tracks, while others rose from beneath the ground in pop-up shelters. What a perplexing sight for residents 100 years ago of steam-driven … Continue reading In the Hills of Point Loma

Bunker Entry Looking to the South

Updated Schedule of Events: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Here is an update schedule of events for our Remembering Pearl Harbor: Honoring the Past and Inspiring the Future event this Saturday, 10 December 2016: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Lady Liberty Car Show (Traffic Circle) 10 a.m.–3 p.m. — Tours of Battery Command E (Military History Exhibit) 11 a.m. —  WWII-Era Historic Aircraft Flyover (the sky over Cabrillo) Noon — What is Manzanar National Historic Site and What Happened … Continue reading Updated Schedule of Events: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Seismic Retrofit Update

Here’s the latest information on the timing of the on-going seismic retrofit.  Remember, that there can be delays, and these dates are subject to change. Military History should be completed by 3/19. Lower Maintenance should be completed by 3/19. The entire Lighthouse will be closed from 3/24 through 5/16.  (The Assistant Keeper’s Quarters and grounds will remain open). The View Building will be closed from 5/19 … Continue reading Seismic Retrofit Update