Heceta Head Light

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Heceta Head Light in 2003 - 42nd trip
Heceta Head Light in 2003 - 42nd trip

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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