Historic Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
San Francisco Trans-Oceanic Receiver Station
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1992)
Location: Located approximately 8 miles south of Pescadero and 2 miles northeast of Pigeon Point Lighthouse in San Mateo County, California.
Site History: In 1942, the United States of America transferred 331.40 acres of land by a use permit that was used in lieu of a formal directive. The site was a radio transmitter site with ownership by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The War Department was authorized to utilize the site for military purposes. The last using service prior to retransfer was the IV Fighter Command. The site restoration was considered complete with the filling of foxholes, gun emplacement pits, and trenches; removal of camouflage farm implements and vehicles; and removal of barbed-wire entanglements. There was no accounting of other improvements to the site by the permittee; however, there were improvements by the CAA prior to the transfer. The use permit identified the Shoreland Properties, Inc. as the lessor and the CAA as the lessee; whereas, other documents indicated the CAA as the sole landowner of the site. On 16 February 1947, the total 331.40 acre-site was retransferred to the CAA.
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