February 29, 2024
The Outdated Level Loma Lighthouse. Picture credit score: nps.gov/

The Outdated Level Loma Lighthouse – which is nearly 170 years outdated – on the Cabrillo Nationwide Monument shall be closed 10 days subsequent month for restoration, officers introduced Thursday.

Renovations will happen Jan. 8-18. Inside work, which can embody portray and different minor repairs, is aimed toward defending masonry partitions from the damp, coastal atmosphere, in keeping with park service officers.

“This restoration effort is a part of our dedication to preserving our nationwide treasures, and we respect the general public’s understanding and cooperation throughout this temporary closure,” mentioned Customer Providers Program Supervisor Amanda Gossard.

Though the lighthouse shall be beneath building, Cabrillo Nationwide Monument shall be open to the general public through the undertaking. Guests can nonetheless discover different options of the park together with views of San Diego, the shoreline, tide swimming pools, mountaineering trails and academic reveals.

“We perceive the significance of the lighthouse as a logo of San Diego’s previous and wealthy maritime historical past, Gossard added.

The Nationwide Park Service’s Historic Preservation Crew shall be dealing with the undertaking.

Constructed in 1855, the Outdated Level Loma Lighthouse is a neighborhood icon and provides guests a glimpse into the lifetime of a lighthouse keeper.

Extra details about Cabrillo Nationwide Monument might be discovered on-line or by calling 619-523-4285.

– Metropolis Information Service