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Point Loma Lighthouse Lesson, Page 2

Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma Lighthouse

  • Point Loma Lighthouse is 462 feet above the water and is painted white with green trim.

  • The buildings and grounds are maintained by the U.S. Park Service and include a small museum and gift shop.


View of San Diego Bay

Cabrillo National Monument

  • Visitors to Cabrillo National Monument can walk along a paved sidewalk and see views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.


Statue of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo

Statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

  • Cabrillo was the first European to navigate the west coast of North America. He landed at several locations along the California coast.

  • Cabrillo was born in 1499 and died in 1543. He was Portuguese, but he sailed for Spain.

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