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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens

The U.S. Coast Guard has officially designated the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum as the recipient of the lens from the Point Conception Lighthouse. United States Coast Guard Curator, Arlyn Danielson, says the SBMM was chosen “because it is the maritime museum in closest proximity to point Conception, and has demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm to interpret the lens from a local, regional, and nation perspective — in relation to its original location at Point Conception. SBMM also has the appropriate staff resources to care for and preserve this lens for future generations.”

This information and more is by Bill Edwards in the September/October issue of Lighthouse Digest.