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May 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM
The Umpqua Light shines through a 1st order Fresnel lens made of 616 glass prisms handcrafted in France and weighing two tons. The lens assembly was originally turned by a clockwork mechanism and...
By themom51
Channel: Weather
May 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM
FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — The Heceta Head Lighthouse may capture the eye of more photographers than any other lighthouse on the Oregon coast. There's just something about its solitary setting in the midst of so much rugged terrain that seems to beckon...
May 16, 2011 at 4:50 PM
Oregon is about to embark on a $1.3 million project to repair the lighthouse that will close the entire area for about one to two months. The lighthouse itself could be closed for two years.
Sep 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM
The U. S. Coast Guard is releasing a report the Umpqua River in Oregon which states that the Umpqua River Lighthouse is not required for safe navigation.
Sep 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM
The fate of the Umpqua River Lighthouse is up in the air as the Coast Guard weighs the decision of whether or not to decommission the landmark light.
Jun 15, 2010 at 3:22 PM
The historic Fresnel lens that concentrates the light from the Umpqua River Lighthouse and allows it to be seen 20 miles out to sea could soon be extinguished or replaced by a more modern light that wouldn't be part of the stucco lighthouse.
Feb 11, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Two men who work construction in Florence now face charges they shot up a historic Oregon Coast lighthouse last month, shattering 15 windows and a 120-year-old lens -- an estimated half million dollars in damage.
Jan 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM
The reward for the vandals who wrecked a 120-year-old historic lighthouse on the Oregon Coast last weekend swelled to $5,000 overnight, and a volunteer group launched an effort to raise money for repairs.
Jan 11, 2010 at 11:29 AM
Weekend vandalism damaged a lighthouse lens manufactured in Paris, France, and shipped around Cape Horn up to Oregon in the late 19th Century, along with other windows and equipment at the Cape Meares Lighthouse.