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Coquille Lighthouse--Oregon..USA *(768 views)* by aussiedi
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Taken in Bandon, Oregon ..USA

edited in CS3 using a texture supplied by jinterwas

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Construction for the Coquille River Lighthouse first began in 1891. There were a number of delays that kept the lighthouse from finally being lit on February 29, 1896. In 1939, just 43 years later, the lighthouse was abandoned – its duties were replaced by an automated beacon. The lighthouse was forgotten for some time, and then in 1976 the US Army Corps and the Oregon State Parks renovated the lighthouse.

Like the other lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, the Coquille River Lighthouse was home to a number of stories through the years. The schooner “Moro” struck the bar in 1897. After all the cargo was emptied from the ship, they still couldn’t free it. Moro was a total loss. Then in 1905 another schooner, “Advance,” hit the north jetty almost hitting the lighthouse. Fortunately this schooner was set free shortly after. In 1936, the town of Bandon was destroyed by a large forest fire – only 16 buildings were left standing!

In 1991, the lighthouse’s centennial anniversary, a new light was lit in the Coquille River tower. While the exterior is free to be explored, the doors to the inside are seldom open to the public! I recommend visiting this lighthouse and Bullards Beach State Park surrounding it. Like most of the Oregon Coast, this is a beautiful area to visit.

To find the Coquille River Lighthouse look for the entrance to Bullards Beach State Park just north of Bandon before you cross the Coquille River Bridge.

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Comments

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 4 years ago

    Stunning, Di!!!! A fave for me!

  • Many thanks Monica for commenting and the fave,,very much appreciated

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747about 4 years ago

    I Love this little light house I go there every year in the spring time…

  • Thankyou very much Rose..I appreciate your comment and the fave

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • Avena Singh
    Avena Singhabout 4 years ago

    Really lovely Di!! The texture is perfect. And I love that little splash down on the left. Bandon is one of my favorite areas and only 30 minutes South me. :)

  • Thankyou very much Avena..for commenting..Love to get down there .but sad to say not as often as we would like.Lucky you living so close

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 4 years ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • Many thanks George.always appreciate comments from such a fine artist as your self.

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    love this Di, there’s such a wonderful compactness and preciseness to the structure and colors … very well captured!!!!

  • Thankyou very much Lois.I appreciate your wonderful comment

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenabout 4 years ago

    Excellent use of textures! This is marvelous!

  • Thankyou very much Randall..I appreciate the comment from such a great artist as yourself.’Di

    – aussiedi

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 4 years ago

  • Thankyou kathy

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and work. Beautiful looking lighthouse.

  • Many thanks Joy..appreciate your comment and fave

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work, Di! What a beautiful little lighthouse!

  • Many thanks Dot for commenting..appreciate your visit

    Di

    – aussiedi

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    beautifully composed dear Di and super texture.x

  • Many thanks Catherine..appreciate your comment

    Di

    – aussiedi

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