Pigeon Point


Reproduction from an original painting printed on 11″ X 14″ textured Aqueous Fine Art Paper.
The dimensions of the image itself are  9″ X 12″ with 1″ of whitespace border on all sides.

The printed sheet fits in a standard 11” X 14″ frame with or without a mat.

(Does not include frame or mat)



I was always curious to know what is the most distant point of coastline visible to the naked eye from Monterey Bay to the North beyond Santa Cruz. It turns out the Pigeon Point lighthouse alongside scenic Highway 1 is visible from Monterey Bay but only as a faint shadow and only on the clearest of days. If the Clipper ship, Carrier Pigeon had passed the point in clear weather, she wouldn’t have left her name and wreckage on that rocky point of land when she ran aground on a foggy night in 1853. Tragically, the Carrier Pigeon’s maiden voyage was her final voyage.  Unbelievably, after sailing thousands of miles around Cape Horn from New England, she was only 70 miles from destination when she came to rest on the rocky shoreline. The only bright spot in this story – other than the automated LED light that burns in the lighthouse today – is that the ship wrecked within 500 feet of shore and all hands including the captain managed to survive.