lighthouse. The building is now Quinn'sYou maybe surprised a little when you first see the restaurant, and it is surrounded by historic buildings and a beautiful harbor full of yachts. The surroundings are quaint, with their trees, old buildings, fences and piers to stroll along and this makes for some interesting photographs. The atmosphere is almost surreal, being so close to the freeway and city you would never know that hustle and bustle of the freeway and city was just a breath away. As I walked the pier, I enjoyed the harmony and tranquility of the harbor and its surrounding area.
The outside of the lighthouse is well maintained, the flags in the tower fly proudly above the building. Once this structure was used to save the lives of mariners, but now it serves as a restaurant for the general public. Its hard to say it has the semblance of its former glory years as a sentinel on Oakland's Harbor and gone is its colorful past. The restaurant is a pleasant place and worth the visit. We did not spend a lot of time at this lighthouse. I took a few photographs, the surroundings, the harbor and the light buoy. Some of the buildings around could have come from other lighthouses, I will have to investigate later.