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Taken 2-Aug-08
Visitors 25

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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Oregon, lighthouses, pacific west coast, roadtrip, vacation
Photo Info

Dimensions2883 x 1917
Original file size1.16 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Aug-08 03:56
Date modified11-Nov-09 22:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length125 mm
Focal length (35mm)187 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.8
Exposure0.5s at f/16
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head is named after the Spanish explorer Bruno de Heceta, who explored the Pacific Northwest during the late 18th century. Before him, Heceta Head was a spot of frequent fishing and hunting by the Native American tribes that sparsely populated the area. In 1888, white settlers moved into the area and claimed 164 acres (66 ha) of the surrounding land. That same year U.S. Lighthouse Service approved the building of the lighthouse, and the government bought 19 acres (8 ha) (out of the 164 previously purchased) for the lighthouse structures.
In 1892, a crew of 56 constructed the light. Because of the site's seclusion, building materials were either shipped in if the weather and tide permitted, or brought from Florence by wagon, the latter usually taking four or five hours. Stones were brought from the Clackamas River and bricks came from San Francisco.