Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Light Extinguished at Umpqua River Light House, Jan 6, 2009


We just received the confirmation that the Umpqua River Lighthouse's light was turned off by the Coast Guard on December 31, 2008. Ironically it was first lit on December 31, 1896, 112 years ago. Bob and I have volunteered here for the last three years in September and October and loved it! We had heard in mid December from the Caretaker, our boss, Gaylyn Bradley, that this was going to happen. This lighthouse's tours and gift shop were operated by Douglas County while the Coast Guard maintained the fresnel lens and light, also understand there are other changes happening at the Lighthouse. What a shame...as it was the crown jewel of the Oregon Coast.

2 comments:

Thaled said...

Such a shame, It truly is the "Crown Jewel" of the coast.

Kat said...

We still have your pictures to enjoy. Keep us posted on other changes.

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