Twin historians caring for Point Loma's historic lighthouse

Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 23:00:34-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The views from atop of the old light house at Point Loma are off limits to virtually everyone most of the year except two particular twin sisters.

Kim Falhlen and Karen Scanlon are volunteers at Cabrillo National Monument.

The 67-year-old sisters are tasked with cleaning the rare glass lenses at the top of the lighthouse among other duties for the open tower days held only 3 days a year.

“It’s almost in a constant need of repair,” said Kim Fahlen, “the tower wasn’t built for today’s activity.”

The sisters grew up in Ohio and say they plan on helping at the tower as long as the park rangers at Cabrillo will let them.

“We’re good for a while,” said Karen Scanlon, “we’ll keep doing this until they make us take a desk job.”