At the annual Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK) volunteer barbecue this past weekend, Executive Director Jim Kimbrell made the surprise announcement that PCLK had won two preservation awards for the restoration of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. Above, right, is the restored Head Lightkeeper’s Residence–now the Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo.
The first award was from the California Preservation Foundation, and the award was presented to the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association and California Department of Parks and Recreations – 2007 State Preservation Design Award for the Design and Preservation of the Point Cabrillo Light Station.
The second award is the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2007 presented to the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association and California State Parks for the rehabilitation of the Point Cabrillo Lightkeeper’s Residences.
I’m proud to say I was a PCLK Board member during the restoration of seven of nine buildings — the ninth is currently under renovation. Kudos go to Kimbrell who directed the project and to Tony Scramaglia, the contractor and his crew who performed the work. My fellow PCLK Board members Harold Hauck, Ron Eich, Tanya Smart, Bruce Rogerson, Diana Stewart and Ginny Rorby were guiding lights as well.
If you haven’t been out to this restored 1909 lighthouse and light station, don’t miss it on your next visit.