East Brother Island Lighthouse

East Brother Island Lighthouse Map

Please Note: Driving directions will normally place you near the lighthouse, (keep in mind that some lighthouses do not have land access). This map is NOT intended for nautical navigation. 

Lighthouse Tower Information

Tower Height: 48 feet – Focal Plane: 61 feet (Active Aid to Navigation)

East Brother Island Lighthouse

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East Brother Lighthouse

East Brother Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on East Brother Island in San Rafael Bay, near the tip of Point San Pablo in Richmond, California. It marks the entrance to San Pablo Bay from San Francisco Bay. 

Built in 1874 and automated in 1969, the lighthouse was designed in the American Stick style by Paul J. Pelz, who also designed East Brother Island’s sister stations. Point Fermin Light in San Pedro CA, Mare Island Light, in Carquinez Strait, California (demolished in the 1930s), Point Hueneme Light in California (replaced in 1940), Hereford Inlet Light in North Wildwood, New Jersey, and Point Adams Light in Washington State (burned down by the Lighthouse Service in 1912), all in essentially the same style. 

The former keeper’s house began operating as a bed and breakfast in 1980.

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