Abandoning the island • Earth.com Abandoning the island

The wartime years, though, would turn out to be the pinnacle of human habitation in the Farallones. As the conflict drew to a close, Navy personnel left the islands and the population began to plummet. The Curbed article noted that in 1965 the remaining families also took their leave, leaving just half a dozen people behind to operate the lighthouse. Photo Credit: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

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