Point Pinos Lighthouse Collection

Point Pinos Lighthouse Collection is comprised of more than 125 images of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, including the Lighthouse itself, its lens & machinery, outbuildings, grounds, lightkeepers & other people, maps & prints, ships, and local shipwrecks.

The images were created by a variety of photographers and cartographers, and were produced in the 19th & 20th centuries.

The images in the collection have been scanned and printed from the original glass-plate negatives. Working sets of prints are organized in loose-leaf binders and are available to the public at the Pacific Grove Public Library and the PGMNH.

Information in the annotations to the Lighthouse and Ships & Shipwrecks images on these webpages are derived from a number of sources, including information in the Museum's archives, David Shonman & Pat Hathaway's diagnostic phases of the Lighthouse, Jerry McCaffery's book, Lighthouse: Point Pinos, Pacific Grove, California (Self-published, 2001), information gathered by Lighthoouse Coordinator Nancy McDowell, and Randall A. Reinstedt's Shipwrecks and Sea Monsters of California's Central Coast (Ghost Town Publications, 1975).

For more information on the Point Pinos Lighthouse, please visit our Point Pinos Lighthouse page.

High-quality reproductions of all the Point Pinos Lighthouse Collection images are available for purchase. To order images, please visit the Use and Reproduction page of this site for prices and order form. If you are interested in reproducing Tuttle images in a publication, please refer to the Use and Reproduction page for fee schedule, permission, and conditions of use information.

Reproduction of these images on other websites is prohibited without express permission.

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