Yerba Buena Lighthouse is a lighthouse in California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay on Yerba Buena Island, CaliforniaChoose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Yerba Buena Island by using our San Francisco sightseeing planner .
The island’s lighthouse connection began in 1873 when the Lighthouse Service moved the district's depot from Mare Island to the southeast side of Yerba Buena Island. In 1875 construction was completed on the 25ft tower with a fifth order Fresnel lens. In 1886 another fifth order lens replaced the previous one. In 1933, a tunnel was bored through Yerba Buena Island to serve as a link between the east and west sections of the Oakland Bay Bridge. The light was automated by the United States Coast Guard in 1958. It is currently an active aid to navigation and not open to the public. Now that the lighthouse is automated, the former keeper’s quarters are now the home of the Coast Guard District Commander.
Head: N. D. Tuttle (1875 – 1877) Reinhold Holzhuter (1877 – 1880) John C. Linne (1881 – 1885) George B. Koons (1885 – 1888) John A. F. McFarland (1888 – 1892) Henry Hall (1892) John M. Nilsson (1892 – 1893) Richard A. Weiss (1893 – 1904) Herbert H. Luff (1904 – 1921) John P. Kofod (1921 – 1928) Albert N. Speelman (1928 – at least 1935) Lemuel C. Miner (at least 1940 – 1943) John J. Woyner (1943 – 1944) Wayne R. Piland ( – 1946) James C. Moore (1946 – 1947) Fred Zimmermann (n/a) Wayne R. Piland (1953 – 1958)
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Yerba Buena Island Reviews
Yerba Buena is the waypoint on the Bay Bridge between Oakland and SF. You can get off there and have several viewpoints as well as Treasure Island. Treasure is undergoing a transition from a naval sup... more »
Not much to see, lots of construction work & only outer island road open, all other roads are now closed. Good view over bay bridge but difficult to park. more »
Good views of San Fran, but otherwise semi deserted island.
I like it :)
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