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Winter Lecture Series – Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Takes Shelter In The Cove
January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Continuing our Winter Lecture Series on the history and preservation of local lighthouses and the maritime culture they fostered along the Lost Coast, part 2 will be offered via Zoom from 6 to 7pm on Tuesday, January 31 and will feature Brenda McLaughlin, historian with the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society. Her talk, Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Takes Shelter In The Cove, will delve into the history of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse from its’ origin in 1856, to the big move in 1998, to its’ new home at Mal Coombs Park in Shelter Cove. In this lecture, we’ll learn more about out how the original location worked for helping ships in the late 1800’s and why the lighthouse needed to be moved. Then we’ll explore the details on how every piece of metal – screws, bolts, etc – were removed from the cliffs of Cape Mendocino and reassembled at the lighthouse reconstruction site. Historical photos will be shared, along with many from the move of the lighthouse through present day, plus a Q&A at the end.
This lecture is a co-presentation of Friends of the Lost Coast and Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Preservation Society, in partnership with BLM King Range.