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Heceta Head Light

“Florence, Oregon”

Built: 1894
Automated: 1963

“This 56 foot tall conical masonry tower was erected to guide ships along the Pacific coast, north of the Siuslaw River. Its first-order Fresnel lens, whose focal plane is 205 feet above sea level, casts a light 21 miles out to sea. It was built to light a dark area between Yaquina Head and Cape Arago, a distance of some 90 miles. Today, the historic assistant keeper’s dwelling is operated as a bed and breakfast.”

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Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey
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Photographs by Donald W. Carter
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