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Iceplant blooms at the Battery Point Lighthouse which sits outside the Crescent City harbor along the Northern california coast. On December 10, 1856 the lighthouses original fourth order Fresnal lens first illuminated the night sky an remained active until the lighthouse was automated in 1953 and its original lens replaced by a modern 375 mm lens. Access to the onsite museum and lighthouse is accessible only at low tide across an exposed land bridge.