Heceta Head Light A Lighthouse As A Structure
Heceta Head Light is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast 13 miles (21 km) north of Florence, and 13 miles (21 km) south of Yachats in the United States. It is located at Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint (a state park) midway up a 205-foot-tall (62 m) headland. Built in 1894, the 56-foot (17 m)-tall lighthouse shines a beam visible for 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi), making it the strongest light on the Oregon Coast. [from wikipedia]
Keeper's House The Lighthouse The Trail
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Keeper's House At Heceta Head Light A Lighthouse As An Oregon Structure

The site originally included several other buildings: farm buildings and the single-family head lighthouse keeper's house, which was demolished in 1940, and was very similar in size and design to the remaining house. Due to electrification the head lighthouse keeper was no longer needed, and the house was bought for $10 and dismantled for its lumber, which was used to build Alpha Bit bookstore-cafe in Mapleton, which still stands today. The remaining keepers' house was a duplex that housed the first and second assistant lighthouse keepers and their families. [from wikipedia]

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The Lighthouse At Heceta Head Light A Lighthouse As An Oregon Structure

Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, and safe entries to harbors, and can assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and use of electronic navigational systems. [from wikipedia]

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The Trail At Heceta Head Light A Lighthouse As An Oregon Structure

A trail led up from the small beach at Cape Cove. A long walk uphill was punctuated with fantastic views of the Oregon coast.

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