Celebrate Whale Festival 2013
Week 1, Saturday & Sunday March 2 - 3 2013
Week 2, Saturday & Sunday March 16-17, 2013
Plan to Celebrate Whale Festival 2013 at the Point Cabrillo Light Station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. In addition to a grandstand view of the annual Gray whale migration, visitors can see tide pool organisms without getting their feet wet by visiting the 250 gallon salt water aquarium at the Marine Science Education exhibit in the restored Blacksmith shop. Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association (PCLK) volunteer docents will help visitors spot whales, and illuminate Light Station history and local culture with presentations near the Lighthouse. A period museum showing how Lightkeepers and their families lived in the 1930’s will be open in the restored First Assistant Lightkeeper’s Residence.
Activities for children and families will include a life-size gray whale jigsaw puzzle as well as games led by PCLK’s Education staff. The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society will offer beginning bird identification walks at 9am each day of Whale Festival.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87, our local lightkeepers, and PCLK Volunteers will offer lens tours on Saturday March 2nd, Sunday March 3rd, and again on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17.
Weather permitting, Docents will lead walks to
nearby Frolic Cove and relate the story of the Boston Owned Clipper Ship
“Frolic”, wrecked off the cove in July 1850, bound from
The lighthouse gift shop will be open with original artwork, fascinating books, and unique gifts. Hot drinks and cookies will be available for sale in the lighthouse lobby. Lunch from Julie’s Famous Food Cart will be available for purchase each day.
About the Gray Whales
About the Gray Whales
Every spring, Gray whales journey with their
newborn calves from the protected lagoons of western Baja to their
ancestral feeding grounds in the cold waters of the Bering and
New research on the Eastern Pacific Gray whale shows that climate change is affecting the timing of the southward migration, the distance Gray whales travel, their diet and feeding areas and calf survival rate. Some scientists are concerned that the population is once again in decline.
For additional information please call the Point Cabrillo
Lighthouse, 707 937-6122, or email
For additional information please call the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, 707 937-6122, or email email@example.com