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Rubicon to light up

The historic Rubicon Point Lighthouse will be relighted from 8 to 11 p.m. for one evening only on Aug. 17. The light will flash approximately once every second.

During the previous July lighting it was visible at various points from Tahoe City to Incline Village, the East Shore, South Lake Tahoe and Glenbrook, using binoculars or spotting scopes. About 60 boats and 20 walk-up people visited the point that night. There was one jet aircraft fly-by and several cruise boats acknowledged the light.

In its heyday Rubicon Point Lighthouse was the highest elevation marine navigation light in the entire world. Construction of the Craftsman-style lighthouse took place in 1919 under the director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Lighthouse Services. In 1921 the lamp was moved to a structure at Sugar Pine Point and the old Rubicon Point Lighthouse was abandoned.

The lighthouse came under the stewardship of California State Parks when D.L. Bliss State Park was acquired in 1929. Stabilization of the historic structure was completed recently. California State Parks is working to keep Tahoe’s history alive.

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