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Nikon D700
f/3.2; 1/40; ISO 200
24.0-70.0mm

On November 3, 1871, the light of Yaquina Bay began to shine for the first time. the light was fitted with a Fifth Order, non-rotating Fresnel lens. It had a single wick lantern that burned refined lard oil and showed a steady white light. This light was 161 feet above sea level. Maintaining the light wasn’t just a job done at night, numerous duties were completed during the day. The older Peirce (this is the correct spelling) children may have helped in trimming the oil burning wick, cleaning the glass chimney and the Fresnel lens, and polishing the brass.

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fresnel, lens, light house, lighthouse, nautical, naval, yaquina bay, yaquina bay lighthouse

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  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Excellent capture !!! :D ♥

  • Thanks kindly, Evita! (c;

    – Jodi Morgan

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations, this image has been featured in the Art of Glass group.

  • Thanks so much, Ursula! (c;

    – Jodi Morgan

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature !!!

  • Thank you very much, Evita! (c;

    – Jodi Morgan

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Many thanks, Matt!

    – Jodi Morgan

  • Elisabeth van Eyken
    Elisabeth van ...almost 4 years ago

    Congrats, and love the rich tones of this.

  • Thank you very much, Elisabeth! (c;

    – Jodi Morgan

  • Jodi Morgan
    Jodi Morganabout 2 years ago

    Special thanks to the individual who purchased a poster of this capture. I hope you enjoy it! (c;

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