Southampton Shoal Lighthouse

Oct. 15, 2019

Southampton Shoal Lighthouse, southwest esge of Southampton Shoals, northeast of Angel Island, San Francisco Bay, California

Built in 1905, structure moved to Tinsley Island in 1960.


Location: In seven feet, on south end of Southampton Shoals, northeast of Angel Island in San Francisco Bay near Stockton.
Station Established: 1905
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1905
Operational: No
Automated: No
Deactivated: 1960
Foundation Materials: Wooden piles
Construction Materials: Wood
Tower Shape: Square (White square wooden building on piers)
Markings/Pattern: White
Characteristic: Fl. W., 4 s (1 s fl)
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: Fifth Order, Fresnel
Fog Signal: Diaphone (gp of 2 blasts ev 30 s (2s bl-6s si-2s bl-20 s si))

Historical Information:

  • The original lens is on display at the Angel Island Interpretive Center.
  • After deactivation in 1960 the structure was moved to Tinsley Island in San Joaquin where it is now part of the Saint Francis Yacht Club.

The above was researched and drafted by Melissa Buckler, a Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society volunteer.