National Geographic : 1936 Aug
Photograph from Ralph C.Smith CLOSE-HAULED AND BOUND IN, A SCHOONER APPROACHES MILE ROCKS LIGHT, A KEY TO THE GOLDEN GATE At one of the narrowest points along the cliff-walled passageway between the Pacific Ocean and San FranciscoBay, this tapering shaft warns mariners ofjagged black rocks that flank the north face of Point Lobos. Even on fair days this light is difficult of access for the tenders. In1901 the steamship Rio deJaneiro ran aground near by in a dense fog and more than 100 lives were lost. In the distance is Point Bonita, with a companiontower.