The 100th Birthday celebration took place at the Whalers Walk Circle at Cabrillo Marina just two miles south of Ports O'Call Village.
Hosted by Cabrillo Beach Boosters, Sunday's five hour event was free to the public offering guests free carnival games, free ice cream and cup cakes, food trucks, a live band playing old time rock and roll, the Dana Middle School Marching Band of San Pedro and complimentary harbor boat tours to Angels Gate Lighthouse courtesy of Spirit Cruises.
Gary Dwight, President of Cabrillo Beach Boosters was presented with a certificate of Special Recognition by Ivan Sulic, District Staff Assistant to Congresswoman Janice Hahn as a token of appreciation.
Bill Orton, District Representative from Senator Rod Wright's office also presented a Certificate of Recognition to Cabrillo Beach Boosters honoring the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Angel's Gate Lighthouse.
Followed with a short speech from Captain James Jenkins, Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for the U.S Coast Guard and Teresa Pisano with the Port of Los Angeles.
It was a special occasion to reintroduce Angels Gate Lighthouse as one of the port's best-known landmarks in the community of San Pedro after its $1.8 restoration.
Built in 1913, Angels Gate Lighthouse is a 73-foot-tall Romanesque tower that sits at the end of the harbor's 10,000-foot-long breakwater, and is to this day an actively working lighthouse that now runs automatically through the use of solar panels.
The restoration project started in late 2011 and was spearheaded by the Cabrillo Beach Boosters Club — working with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Port of Los Angeles in hopes that it will increase awareness and bolster future fund raising efforts that will preserve Angels Gate Lighthouse for future generations to enjoy.
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Special thanks to Tommy Spencer and Andrew Bossenmeyer.