Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place on the North American continent, which does not sound fun to steer a ship though!
The solution to this trouble was the Point Reyes Lighthouse, which in itself was not an easy feat to accomplish. It was built by blasting out a surface 300 feet below the top of the cliff to be situated under the high fog. On December 1, 1870, the lighthouse shone.
Today the light is open 10 am to 4:30 pm, Thursdays through Mondays but you have to make it down the 308 stairs first!