Trinidad is a seaside village on California's far north coast, an easy day's drive from San Francisco or Portland, Oregon. We are the smallest incorporated city in California and one of the oldest to boot, with more than 360 friendly people who welcome you to discover TRINIDAD!
Our rugged coastline and spectacular views attract adventurers of all ages. Here you'll find impressive beaches, kayaking, fishing and crabbing. State and national parks offer majestic redwoods, trails along ocean bluffs and access to remote beaches. You can plan your vacation around fishing seasons, booking a charter boat or renting a crab pot to get in on the action. Or you can be pampered in spas and fine restaurants, wander our shops and galleries, taste local wines or just watch the waves roll in.
Trinidad is the perfect respite for couples seeking that romantic getaway, families who love an active outdoors romp and anyone who understands the therapeutic benefits of watching waves explode over offshore rocks or lap up along sandy beaches.
Clinging to ocean bluffs, curtained behind ageless redwoods, the historic fishing village of Trinidad awaits your arrival.
SAVE THE TRINIDAD MEMORIAL LIGHTHOUSE!
Please help save the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, Humboldt County's beloved historical landmark. The Memorial Lighthouse is one of the most visited attractions on the North Coast, located above the harbor in Trinidad. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the exquisite views of the coast, with the lighthouse offering a picturesque highlight. It is truly a treasure.
Unfortunately, this unique monument is threatened by bluff instability and is at risk of sliding downslope. Although the memorial grounds as of this writing are largely intact, the bluff is eroding inches from the site. Remedial measures must be taken to preserve it before the winter rains commence, and YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, a replica of the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse, was built by the Trinidad Civic Club and dedicated on June 26, 1949. The lighthouse contains a 1912 coal oil Fresnel lantern, the last one of its kind decommissioned from use by the United States Coast Guard on the Pacific Coast. It was previously installed in the Trinidad Head Lighthouse. The site at Edwards and Trinity Streets also holds the 1898 4,000-pound bronze bell moved from the fog bell house on Trinidad Head, as well as a memorial wall engraved with the names of 238 individuals lost or buried at sea. It is a sacred place to remember loved ones. For 22 years, an annual memorial ceremony has been held the last Sunday of May commemorating and honoring those named.
The Trinidad Civic Club, founded in 1913, is the owner and steward of the memorial site. This non-profit organization consists of approximately thirty members dedicated to volunteerism and community service.
As Club resources will not fully cover the expenses of saving the Memorial Lighthouse, a Preservation Committee has been formed to oversee this project. $100,000 is the current rough estimate for immediate costs. As more information is revealed details will be posted on the Civic Club Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Trinidadcacivicclub/, and shared with other media sources.
Contributions to the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Preservation Fund can be made through www.trinidadcivicclub.org
or mailed directly to:
Trinidad Civic Club
P. O. Box 295
Trinidad, CA 95570