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Sunset Sentinels - Battery Point Lighthouse By William Phillips

By William Phillips

Sunset Sentinels - Lighthouse by William Phillips

A peaceful summer evening, the rhythm of the surf, the off-shore breeze and the view toward Battery Point Light on the coast near Crescent City, California. This very limited edition textured canvas is vintage Phillips. A reflective west coast sunset, the warmth of the light keepers cottage and the wind-shaped Monetary Cypress make the "Sunset Sentinel" come to life.

In 1855, the ship America burned in the harbor at Crescent City. Three cannons were salvaged from the wreckage and mounted nearby on the point at the northern side of the harbor's entrance. The cannons, which were often fired during Fourth of July celebrations, resulted in the point being named Battery Point, and although the cannons have since disappeared, the name remains affixed to the point.

A second event occurred that same year that would result in another addition to the point. In May 1855, Congress appropriated $15,000 for the construction of a lighthouse on the tiny islet that is connected to Battery Point at low tide by an isthmus.

Although not included in the 1852 contract for the first eight west coast lighthouses, Battery Point Lighthouse was actually lit ten days before Humboldt Harbor Lighthouse, the last of the original eight to become operational. Battery Point Lighthouse, like most of the original eight, was built in a Cape Cod style, with a central brick tower protruding from the roof of a one and a half story stone keeperís dwelling. The fourth order Fresnel lens in the lantern room first illuminated the night sky at Crescent City on December 10, 1856.

As Theophilus Magruder, the first official keeper, didnít arrive at the lighthouse until fifteen days after it was first lit, a temporary keeper was initially responsible for the light. Magruderís starting salary was $1,000 per year, but it was reduced by forty percent on September 1, 1859, prompting Magruderís resignation a few weeks later.

Sunset Sentinels by William Phillips is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition of only 550 giclee canvas art prints with a 24-1/2 x 32-3/4 image size priced at $___unframed.

They can be ordered framed or unframed. We are a full service custom frame shop and can build a design to meet any style or budget. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. All prints have been hand signed by the artist. Artist William Phillips painted a old cottage and lighthouse at sunset in art prints and high end canvas giclee's for sale. West coast lighthouses painted in artwork on sale published in March of 1998. Use the search box located on every page of our website, type the name LIGHTHOUSE on the search box to browse through some other choices.

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