(Tuesday, June 18) —- Discovery Bay has a new landmark. A Lighthouse.
The new, 36-foot lighthouse now sits at the water entrance to Discovery Bay at the levy point on Indian Slough, leading down to the Discovery Bay Marina. The lighthouse is solar activated. It’s beam will shine when the sun goes down, guiding Discovery Bay boaters home.
The lighthouse is the generous donation of Discovery Bay residents, Ed and Jean Stewart. The Stewarts had seen a similar lighthouse in Texas, and commissioned the lighthouse to be made by the same builder. The construction took approximately four months, before the truck haul from Michigan to California began.
The lighthouse does pull some power, 3 amps. The power is connected alongside the Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor signage, which has been in place since 1974. The levy is managed by Reclamation District 800.