Sunday, May 22, 2022

Trinidad California Memorial Ceremony Sunday May 29, 2022 at 2PM

Trinidad California Memorial Ceremony, Sunday

May 29, 2022 at 2PM

The Trinidad Civic Club cordially invites you to the
27th Annual Trinidad Memorial Ceremony 
May 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm on the Bluff at the 
Trinidad Bay Memorial Park

Monday, May 24, 2021

26th Annual Trinidad, California Memorial Ceremony

The Trinidad Civic Club cordially invites you.

The 26th Annual
Trinidad, California 
Memorial Ceremony 

Sunday, May 30th, 2021 2:00 pm

At Trinidad Bay Memorial Park

Trinidad California Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony Program Sunday May 30 2021

Historical landmark open all day at the Bay - 720 Trinity Street at Edwards St. on Trinidad Bay Bluff

Trinidad Bay Memorial Park was built by the local Civic Club "to honor those lost and buried at sea"back in 1949.

Trinidad Bay Memorial Park and Its Flag of the United States are jointly maintained by the Civic Club, Volunteers, and the City of Trinidad, California.

Memorial engraving information 

Memorial Secretary PO Box 295, Trinidad, CA 95570

For additional Civic Club information: 


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jazz Concert Benefit for the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Project

Julie Fulkerson has organized a wonderful Jazz concert with Paula Jones Band, as a benefit for the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Project this Sunday in Trinidad Town Hall from 7-9p.

The Civic Club will have a no-host bar organized by Katherine Wayne and concessions organized by Dana Hope.

for all the best reasons, please come to this rare performance at 

Trinidad Town Hall 7-9pm
Paula Jones is a premier singer.

The Tim Randles Trio is one of the best.

You can visit a beach or taste wine 
or have supper before.

Step up to the bar for one of Katherine Wayne’s special
Jazz Rickey’s.

Support the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Project
and the Trinidad Civic Club’s hard work.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Trinidad Bay Memorial Park in Trinidad California

Trinidad California Tourism - PR Post

Trinidad Bay Memorial Park is the new name for the Trinidad California Civic Club's historic memorial site honoring those lost and buried at sea. 

The new name anchors the current memorial location, and visually expands it to include the waters below. Those memorialized on its plaques are honored further by dropping the word lighthouse from the previous name.

Located on the Trinidad Bay Bluff at Trinity and Edwards Streets in Trinidad, California USA

Trinidad Bay Memorial Park and Its Flag of the United States are jointly maintained by the Club and the City of Trinidad, California.
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contact: Trinidad Civic Club
PO Box 295, Trinidad, CA, United States 95570
Trinidad California Tourism 707-677-0101

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony 2019 - Sun 2pm May 26th

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony Press Release 2019 

The 24th Annual Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony will commence on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the historic Memorial Lighthouse site on the corner of Edwards and Trinity Streets.

The ceremony honors those who have been lost or buried at sea, and whose names are engraved on the memorial plaques.

The ceremony begins with bagpipe music by Matthew Marshall, followed by the flag ceremony and pledge of allegiance led by McKinleyville Boy Scout Troop 99 and Girl Scouts from the Redwood Service Unit. Dana Hope, Trinidad Civic Club Co-President, will preside over the ceremony and will welcome guests. The Rev. Nancy Streufert, Priest Associate, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arcata, will give the invocation and vocalist Samantha Day will sing "Amazing Grace." Special Guest, Commander Clint Schlegel, Deputy Sector Commander, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay, will address the audience and a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson titled, "Crossing the Bar," will be read by Patti Fleschner, Memorial Lighthouse Historian. Trinidad City Mayor Pro-Tem Jack West will ring the Trinidad Head Lighthouse Keeper's cottage bell. Janine Volkmar, Trinidad Civic Club Recording Secretary, will read the 249 memorial names, followed by a USCG helicopter flyover. Saxophonist Matthew Brogdon will play "Taps" to close the ceremony.

The ceremony, which is approximately 35 minutes, takes place rain or shine and there is no available seating.

Wreaths created by the Trinidad Civic Club Wreath Committee with flowers compliments of Sun Valley Floral Farms; sound services provided by Dj-Kev; photography by Jackie Tidwell.

To preserve the solemn nature of the event, the roads surrounding the immediate vicinity will be closed from 12 to 3 p.m.

The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse was built by the Trinidad Civic Club as a replica of the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse and was dedicated at the historic location on June 26th, 1949. Earl and Neva Hallmark donated the land to house the 1871 Fourth Order Fresnel oil lantern, the last coal oil burning revolving light retired from use on the Pacific Coast, previously housed in the Trinidad Head Lighthouse. The United States Coast Guard placed this lens in the Memorial Lighthouse when an electric lens was installed in the original Lighthouse in 1947. The 1942 Fifth Order Fresnel Electric lens has been on permanent loan to the Trinidad Museum since 2013, when an LED lens was installed at the Trinidad Head Lighthouse. The LED lens is observable 20 miles out to sea.

The 4,000 pound 1898 bronze fog bell was placed at the historic Memorial Lighthouse site in 1949, from its previous location on Trinidad Head. This occurred when the fog warning system on Trinidad Head became automated. Both the Memorial Lighthouse and the Historic Bell are presently located at the Trinidad Harbor on property owned by the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria.

For information about the event, please call (707) 677-3816 or go to:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony - Sun 2pm

The Trinidad Civic Club invites all to the 17th Annual Memorial Lighthouse Ceremony on Sunday, May 27th at the Lighthouse Grounds at 2pm. The event commemorates those lost at sea and buried at sea whose names are engraved at the site. For inquiries, call Anne Odom, 677-3802 or Patti Fleschner 677-3816.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


COMMUNITY FOOD BANK: A simple way to help someone in need

There is a new drop-off site for donations to the community food bank. Patti Fleschner has donated a large container that is kept in the meeting room at the town hall. Members of Trinidad Civic Club will see that the donations are regularly delivered to Big Lagoon Community Church to be provided to those in need.

City staff has agreed to put the donations into the meeting room during times when that door is locked.

Some suggested donations:
canned food with pop-top lids
-dried nuts, fruits , jerky
crackers (with peanut butter)
jar of peanut butter
cereal/granola bars
tea bags
toothpaste, toothbrush
plastic forks, spoons
lip balm
bar of soap (plastic bag to keep soap in)
small packages of Kleenex