Año Nuevo Island (Spanish for New Year) is a small island off Año Nuevo Point on the coast of Northern California, between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Operating between 1872 and 1948, the Año Nuevo Island Light Station formed an important part of the aids to navigation along California’s coast south of San Francisco. Installed as a result of several shipwrecks along the nearby coastline, the station initially contained a fog signal. Later, a light was added, along with an elaborate keeper’s dwelling, tramway, dock, boathouse, and various other support facilities. This 8 inch x 8 inch drawing reimagines the keepers house as it might have been in the late 19th century. It comes in a black 12 inch x 12 inch mat.