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Explore The PG-Steinbeck Tour


Built in the 1850s and operational as a lighthouse since 1855, the Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continuous operating lighthouse on the West Coast. The original prism and lenses are still in use in this electric powered lighthouse. John Steinbeck mentions the lighthouse in his books Cannery Row, To a God Unknown and Sweet Thursday. Located 2 blocks north of lighthouse Avenue. Open Thursday thru Sunday, 1pm-4pm, admission is free.

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