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Heceta Head Lighthouse/ Beautiful and Haunted ! by Nancy Richard

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Heceta Head Lighthouse, built in 1894 and named for Spanish explorer, Bruno de Heceta,, is considered the strongest lighthouse on the Oregon coast (USA). It is just north of the sea lion caves, about 13 miles north of Florence. Atop a 205 foot headland, it is at a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek.

Keepers quarters are rumored to be haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman, nicknamed, Rue. There have been several incidents involving moved objects and apparitions generally seen from the outside into the attic.



I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    An excellent photograph

  • Thanks, wal! This was a beautiful lighthouse.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Regenia Brabham
    Regenia Brabhamover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful Nancy! I love those incredible blues and the composition is fabulous. Fine detail everywhere. An instant fav

  • Regenia, you are so kind. Many, many thanks!

    – Nancy Richard

  • eithnemythen
    eithnemythenover 4 years ago

    Delightful sight sitting on the barren rocks, love the triangular comp..

  • Thank you, eithne! This lighthouse was quite picturesque.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Kratos
    Kratosover 4 years ago

    I would love to live there…I could learn how to work in a lighthouse!

  • I agree with you, Kratos. There are so many beautiful areas to live in this country. Thank you for the comment.

    – Nancy Richard

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    You had a great day to capture this lighthouse. Last couple of times I’ve been out there it’s been way to foggy!!! Excellent!

  • I know how that is….we had all fog along the California coast. Happy you liked my photo. Thank you, Cee!

    – Nancy Richard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot, well done,

  • Thank you, Ann. It is a very scenic lighthouse.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this great scene. (I usually find it shrouded in fog.) This would be perfect for the All Oregon group.

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 3 years ago

    stunning capture

  • Thank you so much for the feature and wonderful comment!

    – Nancy Richard

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 1 year ago

    Exceptional & Creative Photography!

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  • My heart felt thanks for the honor.

    – Nancy Richard

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