Scenic USA - California
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Point Vicente Lighthouse
|Photo by Amanda Haddox
In My Mind's Eye
Evening sets in on southern California's Palos Verdes Peninsula, a point of land that juts out from the coast between Los Angeles and Long Beach. This rocky point rises up from the Pacific 130 feet, an ideal position for a lighthouse. Here the Point Vicente Lighthouse warns mariners of the rocky shoals below, and marks the northern end of Catalina Channel. The peninsula was named by Captain George Vancouver in 1790, honoring Friar Vicente of Mission Buenaventura.
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