Fog and rocks: The Piedras Blancas Light Station turns 141 

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Piedras Blancas Light Station Association volunteer Henry Thorpe takes a group on a walking tour of the grounds during the lighthouse's 141st birthday celebration on Feb. 13, 2016. Docents dressed up in period costumes to show visitors what life was like in the late 1800s, when the station was founded.
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Photo by Camillia Lanham
Volunteer Henry Thorpe starts the two hour tour of light station grounds.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
The walls of the foghorn signal building still need to be reinforced.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
New windows were recently installed in the foghorn signal building.
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Tours like this help pay for restoration work on the property.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
Elephant seals bark on the beach next to the light station property.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
Wild irises bloom on the grounds, which are considered a wildlife refuge.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
Docents dressed in costume from the 1800s show visitors what life was like for lighthouse tenders.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
A docent waits for the next tour group.
Photo by Camillia Lanham
Cal Poly engineering students built a replica of the Fresnel lens that once topped the lighthouse.
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Photo by Camillia Lanham
Volunteer Henry Thorpe starts the two hour tour of light station grounds.

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