5/19/10

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

The light has been active since Head Keeper Fayette Crosby walked up the 114 steps, to light the wicks on the evening of August 20, 1873. At that time the oil burning fixed white light was displayed from sunset to sunrise. Today, the fully automated first order Fresnel lens runs on commercial power and flashes its unique pattern of 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on, 14 seconds off, 24 hours a day. The oil burning wicks have been replaced with a 1000 watt globe.


This is Oregon's tallest lighthouse. It is 114 steps to the top.




Stairs looking down.






This is the view out one of the windows.

This is the light bulb. (100 watt) It has 2 bulbs, one is replacement only. The light can be seen for about a 20 mile distance.






Zeke checking out the lens





Brie checking out the lens.

This is the reflection from the glass in the top. I thought it was pretty.



This is the top.


This is the lighthouse...I know duh!!



This is the first lighthouse I ever went in. ( I have a dream/desire to tour the world and visit every lighthouse. I'm not sure if it will ever happen, but it's good to dream,right!) It has been almost 7 years since I first went in this lighthouse.

1 comments:

Mominin May 20, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

Cool shots! I love the spiral stairs looking down (not that I would like walking on them - but they make a great picture, LOL).

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