"The current iron skeleton tower of the present Point Loma Light was built on the extremity of the point with the light only 88 feet (27 m) above the water. Point Loma has a 600,000 candlepower light which can be seen a distance of approximately 15 miles (24 km). In addition to the light, there is a two-tone diaphone fog signal, which, when operating in inclement weather, is synchronized with a radio-beacon every three minutes for distance finding. The skeleton frame of the light surrounds an enclosed stairway to the tower platform, where the lantern is located. At the base of the structure is the fog signal building.