Sunset at Heceta Head Lighthouse
Scenic little lighthouse as seen from one of the turnouts on Highway 101, just South of Yachats, Oregon.
The lighthouse had been closed for for almost two years for much needed repairs and for part of that time was covered in scaffolding. I was glad to see the restoration was completed and got to photograph it just before sunset.
Heceta Head Light is a lighthouse located on the Oregon Coast 13 miles (21 km) north of Florence, Oregon and 13 miles (21 km) south of Yachats, Oregon, United States. It is located at Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint (a state park) midway up a 205-foot (63 m) tall headland. Built in 1894, the 56-foot (17 m) tall lighthouse shines a beam visible for 21 miles (34 km), making it the strongest light on the Oregon Coast.
In 1892, a crew of 56 constructed the light. Completed in August 1893, the entire project cost $80,000 and consisted of:
Houses for the head lightkeeper, the two assistant lightkeepers and their families
Two kerosene oil storage buildings — if one caught on fire, there was a secondary source