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HECETA HEAD LIGHT

State: OREGON
Location: NORTH OF SIUSLAW RIVER
Nearest City: FLORENCE
County: LANE
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1894


Heceta Head Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 2001
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1894
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCOED
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER/GREEN LANTERN/RED DOME
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO WORKROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 56
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1894
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1894
  • Height of Focal Plane: 205
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1893
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: QUEEN ANNE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2 OIL HOUSES (1 NOW SERVES AS GENERATOR HOUSE), GARAGE/HORSE BARN; 1 OF 1893 KEEPERS WAS RAZED

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL FOREST/STATE PARK; KEEPERS SERVES AS B&B

Owner/Manager: U.S. FOREST SERVICE (KEEPERS)/OREGON STATE PARKS & RECREATION (TOWER) W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #78002296
Name of Listing: HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE & KEEPERS QUARTERS
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:
SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST/HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE STATE SCENIC VIEWPOINT



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