Trinidad Civic Club

Save the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

What Is The Crisis? And What Do We Hope To Achieve?

Coastal erosion and heavy rainfall are undermining the stability of the structure. Local engineers have advised us that our beloved Lighthouse may not survive another rainy winter in its present location. Our goal is to save our unique and beautiful lighthouse so that it will be here for future generations to enjoy.  The united effort of Trinidad community members will make this a reality.  

What Are the Plans & Costs For Preserving The Lighthouse?

Professional consultants have recommended moving the Lighthouse to more stable ground. The process involves obtaining emergency and Coastal Development permits, as well as engineering, contracting and construction expenses. Ultimately, a more permanent site for the Lighthouse may be needed. Our fundraising goal is an estimated $100,000.   

Why Is It Important To Preserve The Lighthouse?

The site commemorates the lives of 238 people, including 23 local fishermen, Coast Guardsmen & pilots who have been lost at sea. The historical structure was built in 1949 with the Fresnel lens from the original Lighthouse on Trinidad Head. The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse is the most iconic landmark of Humboldt County & the North Coast--the most visited, most photographed and most remembered site of all.   

What Can You Do?

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated:  Join the Memorial Lighthouse Friends for recognition on our website & at events; send us a check; donate via PayPal; visit our store and display tables to purchase Memorial Lighthouse Memorabilia. 


Trinidad Civic Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible.


Click on the DONATE button below for detailed information on all the ways you can contribute.

Who Can You Contact?

Contact Jan West for questions & information:

About The Trinidad Civic Club

We are a community service organization devoted to civic improvement, stewardship of the Memorial Lighthouse, child welfare, education, and the promotion of harmonious community spirit. 

Contact Us

Trinidad Civic Club

PO Box 295, Trinidad, CA, United States

707-677-3655