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Talk on Lighthouses of San Francisco Bay | SF

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Visitor Center, SF Maritime National Historical Park | 781 Beach St., San Francisco, CA

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Please join docent Warren Riley for an illustrated talk on the lighthouses of San Francisco Bay.

Following the discovery of gold in 1848, the Bay Area experienced one of the most remarkable expansions in modern history. Almost overnight, San Francisco’s population exploded. Most goods and people moved by sea.

During the latter half of the 19th century, the men and women of the lighthouse service, and the light and fog signals they tended, directed ships to safe passage and often provided life-saving services. These services played a critical role in the growth of a new state.

The talk is presented in the Sailor’s Den in the Visitor Center (corner of Hyde and Jefferson Streets).

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Venue: Visitor Center, SF Maritime National Historical Park
Address: 781 Beach St., San Francisco, CA