June 6, 2013. Months ago, nope, we are NOT in Oregon today.
We made a stop at the Umpqua Lighthouse and took a tour. There are 10 campsites for rigs nearby, and more for tents. Even yurts! There is a museum, which you can tour, and we did.
Inside the lighthouse:
Man went all the way to the top and captured these fabulous photos of the red and white lenses and such.
And, this is why Man was taking the photos. I could not go up the steep, and I mean STEEP, ladder. So, I checked email instead!
It is a nice lighthouse. Construction started on the new light in 1892, and it was first lit in 1894. It was a replacement for one originally built in 1855 and lit in 1857, which had collapsed in 1863. The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Yes, I enjoyed the tour, even tho I had to stay on a lower lever. I was not born to be a lighthouse keeper with ladders. Just not.