Mile Rocks lighthouse was automated and then closed in the 1960s.
Our friends from other locations think of this area as sunny California.
But if you live around San Francisco Bay, you know about the fog.
The rocks were first marked with a bell buoy in 1889.
After a shipwreck off Fort Point in 1901 in which many people died, it was decided to build a lighthouse here.
By the 1970s, most lighthouses were automated, mariners were using GPS systems, and the keepers were not needed at these sites.
The keepers quarters were either abandoned or used by other government organizations.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 2000 enables the federal government to report the lighthouses as excess property and let other entities apply for ownership to continue the historic preservation.
This bill enables nonprofit organizations to legally own them without having to compete with larger, more affluent groups.
Lime Point—Established as a fog signal station in 1883 on a projection of rocks by the Golden Gate entrance, this lighthouse is now under the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The first prob-lem it encoun-tered was land-slides from the hill above it, which now sup-ports the Golden Gate Bridge.
And there are other dangers for ships, including strong gales, rocks, and shoals.