Virtual Guidebook to the Redwood National and State Parks
Battery Point
Crescent City California


Battery Point Lighthouse guards the entrance to the harbor at Crescent City. It stands on a small island, cut off during the highest tides.

The lighthouse was built in response to the wreck of the Brother Jonathan steamer in 1865 with the loss of 244 lives and a large quantity of gold. Gravestones of some of those lost in the wreck can be seen in a small city park nearby.



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The Brother Jonathan cemetery and memorial at Battery Point in Crescent City

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Battery Point Lighthouse is accessible only at low tide

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Picturesque Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City

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West of the lighthouse on Battery Point

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Crescent City breakwater from Battery Point

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