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Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse (tied with Point Arena Light) on the West Coast of the United States, located in San Mateo County, California. It stands on a rocky promontory and has long been a landmark for ships approaching San Francisco Bay from the south. This headland, and hence the lighthouse, took its name from the ship Carrier Pigeon, which was wrecked here in 1853.Photograph credit: Frank Schulenburg