19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Point Loma Lighthouse

The Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego, CA was the obvious choice for a lighthouse, for it sits on a bluff overlooking the bay and the Pacific Ocean at the southwest boundary of the U. S. Construction for the first lighthouse began in 1854 and was put into service in 1855. Its architectural style was a two storyCape Cod dwelling with a tower in the center. The land now surrounding the lighthouse was dedicated in 1913 as the Cabrillo National Monument, named after the explorer Juan Cabrillo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Dana Levine