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Umpqua River Lighthouse

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 8 August 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This lighthouse replaced Oregon's first lighthouse which was built too close to the Umpqua River in 1857. Some years later, high tides and a flooding river battered the foundations and the tower began leaning ending in collapse. This one was lighted in 1894.

The tower on this sibling of the Haceta Head Lighthouse is 65 feet (19.8 meters) tall. It's located in the midst of Coast Guard housing and has a fence around it.

Part of the Oregon Coast series.

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Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful...beautiful light, soft tones and fine detail in this elegant composition Steve:)

8 Aug 2009 6:07am

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

its cool & perfect

8 Aug 2009 8:04am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent shot.

8 Aug 2009 8:25am

hooman from Mahshahr, Iran

vary nice and good composition. i like the monochrome mode

8 Aug 2009 10:18am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A superb b&wSteve!

8 Aug 2009 10:41am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These places make such a strong statement architectural no matter where they are . . this one feels almost domestic in scale.

8 Aug 2009 12:13pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice B & W.

8 Aug 2009 1:59pm

don from Spokane, United States

It is a fine looking light house. It's interesting how well guarded this one is.
Nice shot with a fine range of tones.

8 Aug 2009 2:06pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

beautiful light

8 Aug 2009 2:10pm

micke bergling from Sweden

Great lighthouse... Love B&W... well done Steve

8 Aug 2009 2:31pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent shot and b&w

8 Aug 2009 3:32pm

zanfifotos from Pignans, France

very nice building, so great in b&w

8 Aug 2009 6:52pm

k@ from Paris, France

A very nice light in this B&W !

8 Aug 2009 7:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Cool shot. We'll be there this coming week.

8 Aug 2009 7:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot . Beautiful BW !

8 Aug 2009 7:58pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

so soft BW. Is it a church behind ?

8 Aug 2009 10:00pm

@Veronique: No, that's part of the lighthouse.

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

A picturesque lighthouse, and terrific in B&W

8 Aug 2009 11:06pm

crystal from Seattle, United States

Great B&W shot.

9 Aug 2009 1:42am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful structure! Great light and perfect b&w!!!

9 Aug 2009 1:49am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

9 Aug 2009 6:41am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful lighthouse, nice bw!

9 Aug 2009 9:10am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


9 Aug 2009 1:47pm

Diana from United States

old looking picture

9 Aug 2009 6:33pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful light and BW !

10 Aug 2009 3:52pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light is fantastic and I love the quality of this shot, taking us back in time. So lovely!

11 Aug 2009 1:07pm