Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Just Shine

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining ---
they just shine."

Dwight L. Moody

The Cape Blanco Lighthouse stands two hundred and forty-five feet above the sea on a bare and windswept bluff. It is on Oregon's most westerly point and stands as the highest Oregon lighthouse and as the oldest continually operating light. Isolated and remote, it is a calm and peaceful place to visit.It overlooks some of the most dangerous water in America.According to historical information, many vessels and many lives have been lost along this treacherous stretch of rocky coastline. Another point of interest is that the first official woman lighthouse keeper was signed on in 1903 as keeper of the light. A dangerous and vastly serious task, I'm sure she conducted it well.

Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Port Orford, Oregon

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