Coast Guard to hold lighthouse rededication ceremony in San Diego
WHO: The Honorable Scott Peters, U.S. House of Representatives, the Honorable Todd Gloria, Mayor of San Diego, Rear Admiral Brian K. Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, Captain. Timothy J. Barelli, the Coast Guard Sector San Diego commander, and Superintendent Andrea Compton, National Park Service Cabrillo National Monument
WHAT: The Coast Guard is scheduled to unveil the refurbished New Point Loma Light. The light is more than one hundred years old and has not been functional for a few years. This rededication is the official recognition of the light station’s service career and honors its history as a Coast Guard installation.
WHEN: Friday at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Cabrillo National Park at 2465 Cabrillo Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Editor’s Note: Members of the media who wish to attend should call the District 11 San Diego Public Affairs office at (619) 252-1304 and expect to arrive at Cabrillo National Park by 3:30 p.m. to get through security. Media are required to have a government-issued photo ID and press credentials. Media will be escorted to the event location following the security screening.
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a rededication ceremony Friday for the New Point Loma Lighthouse in the Cabrillo National Park.
The lighthouse ran on a temporary power system from April 2017 to March of 2020. Coast Guard members have been refurbishing the lighthouse for approximately three years, spending over $2 million to restore this navigational aid.
The rededication is the official recognition of the light station’s service career and honors its history as a Coast Guard navigational aid. This event was scheduled last year, but was postponed due to COVID-19.
The light was first lit in March of 1891 and the event coincides with the fourth anniversary of San Diego becoming a Coast Guard city.
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