Greetings VIPs! We had a marvelous observance of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday at the park today. The staff and volunteers did a phenomenal job handling the large crowds, ensuring that 573 visitors were able to safely view the lens and tower. We had a lot of good press (thanks Gerrie for sending out the teaser). Many people watched the newscast this morning and … Continue reading Great Founder’s Day!
Good People, All is well from our perch. We are happy to be back in the Visitor Center and out from living the movie cycle loop. Ask the Foundation or VC staff to recite from memory any of the movies’ narratives or play the tasty licks from the score. It’s all ingrained into our memory Once again, many thanks to our volunteer work crew who … Continue reading Prayers of Twenty Millions
Hello, I hope you are all well, I just wanted to give you a heads up that I have the go ahead from Bob to help put parts of the lighthouse back together and spruce it up for Open Tower Day on August 25th. It will probably be a light cleaning and I am hoping to put back the shell frames and banjo clock, I … Continue reading Lighthouse Clean-up
It was 123 years ago today that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse lighted the night for the last time, ending its nearly 36 years of service to mariners. Within a week of being taken out of service, the third order Fresnel lens was dismantled, crated, and shipped back to the Lighthouse Depot in Staten Island, New York. The lenses were simply too expensive and too … Continue reading End of an Era