Point Loma crest, 422 feet above sea level, overlooking the bay and the ocean seemed to be the right location for San Diego’s Point Loma Lighthouse. In clear weather its light was visible at sea for 25 miles.
However, the light’s lofty perch on the point, the highest in the nation, meant it was often shrouded in fog, rendering it useless to mariners. That’s why the light had only a short life. In 1891, after just thirty-six years of service, Point Loma’s light was extinguished.
Today Point Loma Light (old), location: Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California, is on the registry for historic places – Inventory of Historic Light Stations California Lighthouses