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27136a,b. (photo) Yerba Buena Lighthouse, San Francisco, California c.1957.

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27136a,b. (photo) Yerba Buena Lighthouse, San Francisco, California c.1957.

27136a,b. (photo) Yerba Buena Lighthouse, San Francisco, California c.1957. Official Coast Guard photo of the lighthouse lit with floodlights. The lighthouse was built in 1874, mainly to serve passenger boats and ferries between Oakland and San Francisco . Once the Oakland-Bay Bridge opened in the late 1930s, the decision was made to keep the lighthouse operational due to increased shipping traffic in the Bay. In 1957 the light tower was lit with floodlights to make it more visible to mariners. The lighthouse was automated in 1958. To this day, the lighthouse still retains its original fourth-order Fresnel lens and is still an active aid to navigation. 8” x 10” b/w image provides close, clear view at night. Includes detailed information about the light and keepers in press release on obverse. Dated January 14, 1957. Close, clear, just a bit of wrinkling from moisture to the back. (VG). $58.