Friday, February 5, 2010

"Vintage Black February Friday"


My"Vintage Black Friday" image, takes us to the Maritime splendor of
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse, circa 1872


I've just returned from visting my Dad up in Oregon and he and I took a wonderful trip over to the coast.
Actually, I believe we were in "Cart Before the Horse" territory.  :-)   We had delicious Clam Chowder at world famous "Mo's" in Lincoln City, then traveled on to this lovely old lighthouse. We managed to squeak in just before closing, and in between raindrops. We were greeted by two park rangers in late Victorian dress who expertly answered all of our historical questions.



Imagine being out here, all alone...
just the sound of the pounding surf and the call of the gulls,
and of course, the ever present wind.



                              
                 This is Oregon's tallest lighthouse at 93ft. Some say it is haunted by lighthouse                        keeper, Hurbert Higgens who collapsed and died attempting to light the lamps after having been very ill.
It is said he walks the spiral stairs of the lighthouse to this day, though, I didn't see him.

This light has been active since the first Head Keeper Fayette Crosby walked up the 114 steps to light the
wicks in this original Fresnel Lens.
I highly recommend a visit to this lighthouse, and be sure and build up your cardio to walk the spiral steps!


4 comments:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What a beautiful old lighthouse. I would love to visit. Great photos!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Thank you Jen! This was my first ever lighthouse and it was indeed beautiful! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey sis, we have visited that cool old lighthouse some years ago. I am glad you got to go and experience it. I love the Oregon coast... it is so different and beautiful. There is a bunch of great old lighthouses to visit next time you are there.

William Bezek said...

Wonderful spooky photos...looks very haunted!