Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
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The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse complex is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Fort Bragg, California, and includes the lighthouse itself together with several outbuildings. Atop the lighthouse spins a third order Fresnel lens with four panels containing 90 lead glass prisms and weighing 6800 pounds, constructed by Chance Brothers, an English company, and shipped to Point Cabrillo around Cape Horn. The light is only 32 feet (9.8 m) above the ground, but because of the height of the headlands it stands 81 feet (25 m) above sea level.