Mare Island Light, north shore of San Pablo Bay at the entrance to Carquinez Strait, California
Established in 1873.
MARE ISLAND LIGHT
Location: North shore of San Pablo Bay at the entrance to Carquinez Strait; nearest Town or City is Vallejo, California
Date Built: 1873
Type of Structure: Square tower attached to dwelling
Construction Materials: Wood and Iron
Height: 76’ above mean high water
Characteristics: Fixed White
Lens: Fourth Order
Foghorn: Gamewell fog bell striking apparatus No. 2 machine; automated in 1916
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Status: Deactivated in 1917
- The lighthouse was razed in the 1930s.
- This lighthouse was very similar to San Francisco’s East Brother Lighthouse
- Kate McDougal (1881-1916)
Researched and written by Catherine (Kitty) Price, a Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society volunteer.