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Piedras Blancas lighthouse plans historical tribute

Paul Beaver and Linda Waring are two of the costumed enactors who will be part of a special "Peek at the Past" Piedras Blancas Light Station tour on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Paul Beaver and Linda Waring are two of the costumed enactors who will be part of a special "Peek at the Past" Piedras Blancas Light Station tour on Saturday, Aug. 9. Courtesy photo

People who take the Piedras Blancas Light Station tour Aug. 9 will get special “Peek at the Past” glimpses of period-costumed volunteers portraying life at the scenic site during the early 1900s.

The re-enactment tour is in tribute of National Lighthouse Day, which honors the signing of the Lighthouse Act by President George Washington on Aug. 7, 1798.

The living-history tour is offered for the regular tour fee of $10 for adults, $5 for those ages 6-17, and no fee for visitors 5 and younger.

Participants should meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, 1 1⁄2 miles north of the light station, by 9:45 a.m. Tours last about two hours and include the historic lighthouse, support buildings, wildlife viewing, and spectacular scenery.

For details call 924-7361.

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