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Point Sur Lighthouse marks 125th birthday this weekend

BIG SUR, Calif. - The 125th anniversary of the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse is being celebrated this weekend in Big Sur. 

Costumed lighthouse keepers will lead tours on Saturday and providing a living history of what it was like to work and live there throughout the ages.

More information about the event is here.

It took mariners 11 years of petitioning the U.S. Lighthouse Service Board before money was allocated for Point Sur in 1886. Three years later, on August 1, 1889, the lightstation keys were turned over to the first keeper, according to historians.

The last keeper left Point Sur in 1974. Nowadays, the U.S. Coast Guard services the lighthouse.

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