Heceta Head Lighthouse is open!
After nearly two years of restoration work, the iconic Heceta Head Lighthouse has reopened! About 100 people attended the lamp lighting on Saturday, and the tower is now open for tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Top-to-bottom repairs from the vent ball (the round knob on top) to the workroom floor have left the lighthouse in terrific shape with a gleaming white tower, bright red accents and new windows. It has been returned as much as possible to the way it looked in 1894, allowing you to step back in time when you visit.
A team of more than 100 subcontractors and craftspeople, most of them from Oregon, completed the project, which was awarded a 2013 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award from the Oregon Heritage Commission. Thanks to their dedication, Heceta is now back to being the brightest light on the Oregon coast.
You can see footage of the restoration and the…
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