A Breezy Morning At Cape Blanco Lighthouse [Travel & Place]

© Diane M. Schuster

A Breezy Morning At Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Uploaded: May 31, 2016 14:15:29 | Entered: June 02, 2016 12:24:56


Cape Blanco juts out into the Pacific for 1 and 1/2 miles and ends at a large headland and 200 foot cliffs. It was the chalkiness of these cliffs that led to it's name of Cape Blanco or White Cape. The Light was first lit in December of 1870. In 1936 The first order lens was replaced with a second order lens. The station was automated in 1980 and de-staffed. Due to high winds at the cape the keeper buildings have had various repairs and replacements. The day that I was there the wind would gust at times to where I thought that I would take off like Mary Poppins, however I didn't have an umbrella so it's difficult to say how the landing would go if, indeed that did happen. Currently all of the out buildings and keepers cottages are all gone. The lighthouse itself is open to visitors and if you like, you can climb the spiral staircase and view the area from the top of the light tower.


Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe June 03, 2016

Very nice image with great detail. I also like the details in the text about the light house location and shoot.as I am a light house fan. A Fav. #1659692

Diane M. Schuster June 03, 2016

Hi Randall! Thanks for looking and commenting on this image. I too am a lighthouse fan. Next time I want to go inside and use a wide angle lens to get the spiral staircase. #11481956

Leslie McLain level-classic June 16, 2016

Beautiful capture and light, Diane. #11485823

Diane M. Schuster June 17, 2016

Thanks very much Leslie! #11486109

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