What’s in a name? Where to put the lighthouse.

Did you know there was considerable debate on the location of the Old Point Loma lighthouse, even after the U.S. Coast Survey had selected the site? On September 28, 1850 (coincidentally 308 years to the day after Cabrillo landed at Ballast Point), the United States Congress authorized the construction of nine lighthouses from Cape Flattery, Washington, to San Diego. In 1851, A.M. Harrison, Chief Topographer, … Continue reading What’s in a name? Where to put the lighthouse.