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Geography: Lighthouses of California

The coastline of California is a geologically young and highly active margin, with mountains rising up and sinking into the ocean. It is a navigator’s nightmare. Faults and volcanoes have left scores of rocky capes and points reaching far into the sea. Sharp rocks and sandbars lurk just beneath the waves. The weather with its strong winds and gales contribute to the hazards found on this perilous coastline.

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