California Landscapes – Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

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California Landscape Watercolor Painting
One of the stop during my recent art-trip was a small cozy town of Trinidad. I enjoyed walking along the rocky shore. Gentle breeze, afternoon Sun, and a lighthouse, all together called for some impressionistic style loose and fresh painting.

Here is a little more details about this beautiful place:

Trinidad is a seaside town
in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the
Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata.
Situated directly above its own natural harbor, Trinidad is one of California’s
smallest incorporated cities, (with a 2010 population of 367) and is noted for
its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and offshore rocks. These
rocks are part of the California Coastal National Monument of which Trinidad is
a Gateway City. This natural landmark is joined by three additional marine
landmarks – the historic Trinidad Head Light, the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse,
and Humboldt State University’s Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory.
Overlooking Trinidad Bay, an
accurate replica of the Head’s lighthouse (A Victorian keeper’s residence that was
built in 1898); Trinidad’s Lighthouse in Memorial Park. In 1947, the original
lens and bell were donated to the Trinidad Civic Club to be displayed in a
memorial park overlooking Trinidad Bay. Mrs. Earl Hallmark donated land, and in
1949 the Civic Club built the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse. On Memorial Day,
families and friends gather at the lighthouse to remember and honor those lost
and buried at sea
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