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The Point Bonita Lighthouse was first lit on May 2, 1855.
Lens: Fixed, second-order Fresnel purchased from Paris for $7,000. First fog signal used on the U.S. West Coast was at Point Bonita. An Army-surplus, eight-foot long, 24-pounder siege gun from the Benicia Arsenal. The "fog signal" was operated by a new keeper, one Sgt. Maloney, U.S. Army Ret., who fired the gun every half-hour during foggy weather starting August 8, 1856. http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=22011

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